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Fines from ticketless travel crosses Rs 100 crores in 7 months: Central Railway

Central Railway

Mumbai: Central Railway has collected a record Rs 100.67 crore as fine from ticketless travellers from April to October under a special drive carried out by the commercial department, according to sources.

During the seven-month period, a total of 19.82 lakh cases of ticketless or irregular travel and unbooked luggage were detected by the commercial staff as against 16.37 lakh cases during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 21.08 per cent in number of cases, sources said.

An amount of Rs 100.67 crore was realised from them as fine against Rs 80.02 crore during the same period last year, an increase of 25.81 per cent in earnings.

The Central Railway has been taking regular steps to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to curb the ticketless travel.

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