Western Rly recovers Rs 5 cr from ticketless travellers

This figure is 45.21 per cent more than the corresponding month last year, a Railway release said.

The drive has been undertaken as part of its endeavour to provide better service to rail users and check ticketless travel, it said.

Similarly, 318 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of Rs 2,58,067 was realised, it said.

During the same period, 964 beggars and unauthorized hawkers were apprehended, out of which 685 were evicted from Railway premises, 40 were charged and an amount of Rs 11,740 was recovered  as railway dues.

Also, 239 persons were prosecuted and 215 persons were fined and an amount of Rs 60,400 was collected as fine. Of these, 24 persons were sent to jail for 120 days.

During April, 2011, 162 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements.
As a result, 397 persons were apprehended and prosecuted under various sections of Railways Act.

Of these, 395 persons were fined and an amount of over Rs.50,911 was recovered from them and 2 persons were prosecuted under section 143 of the Act, it said.

During April, 632 beggars were removed from Railway premises and 401 school boys (above 12 years of age) were detected travelling in ladies compartment, by the Surakshini Squad.

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