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Central Railways Earns Rs 7.88 Crore Fine from Ticketless Travellers in 5 Months

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The rail division conducted a drive from April to August to identify ticket-less travellers on Pune-Malawli, Pune-Miraj, Pune-Baramati and Kolhapur-Miraj routes. During the drive, it detected around 1.53 lakh cases of various offences.

Pune: The Pune division of the Central Railway has recovered Rs 7.88 crore fine from passengers travelling without tickets in last five months, an official said on Thursday.

The rail division conducted a drive from April to August to identify ticket-less travellers on Pune-Malawli, Pune-Miraj, Pune-Baramati and Kolhapur-Miraj routes.

During the drive, it detected around 1.53 lakh cases of various offences, including not possessing ticket while in train or on railway platform and carrying luggage beyond permissible limit, the Central Railway official said.

The authorities subsequently recovered a total fine of Rs 7.88 crore from such passengers, he added.

first published:September 19, 2019, 10:13 IST