Nagpur: Under the able guidance of Divisional Railway Manager O P Singh and under the leadership of Senior Divisional Commercial Manager K K Mishra, the Ticket Checking staff of Central Railway has tightened the noose on all kinds of offenders of railway rules especially the ticket-less travelers. In the financial year 2015-2016, the Ticket Checking staff has collected penal fine of Rs 13.6 crores in 299270 cases of various violations of Railway rules including ticket-less travelers, goods carried without booking etc.
Last year a penal fine of Rs 12.24 crores was collected for 278169 offences in the same period. This year the collected penal fine of Rs 13.6 crores in 299270 cases shows a remarkable increase in 7.6% and 11.3 % respectively.
In the month of March 2016 itself the total fine collected for 23794 cases of ticket-less travelers, goods carried without booking etc was Rs 108.56, while the total amount of fine collected in March 2015 for 23416 cases of ticket-less travelers, goods carried without booking etc was 98.07 lakhs with a hike of 1.6% and 10.7% respectively.
The fine recovered in 85760 cases of ticketless travels in the period between April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 is Rs 440.97 lakhs, while the fine recovered in the same period last year was Rs 315.63 lakhs for 59,887 cases of ticketless travels with an increase of 43.2% and 39.7% respectively.
In the month of March 2016 alone the cases of ticketless travelers were 7524 and a fine of Rs 37.77 lakhs was recovered, while the cases of ticketless travelers were 6683 in March 2015 and a fine of Rs 33.75 lakhs was recovered with an increase of 12.6% and 15.3% respectively.
A fine of 883.70 lakhs was recovered from travelers with improper ticket between April 2015 and March 31, 2016, while a fine of 865.66 lakhs was recovered from travelers with improper ticket between April 2014 and March 31, 2015with an increase of 10.1% and 12% respectively.
In March 2016 alone the fine recovered from 14079 travelers with improper ticket was Rs 67.79 lakhs while in March 2015 alone the total fine recovered from 12789 travelers with improper ticket was Rs 60.53 lakhs with an increase of 10.1% and 12% respectively.
The authorities of Central Railways have requested all travelers to travel only under appropriate and valid ticket and to carry all goods only after booking them. Traveling without a valid ticket is not only a punishable offence but is also a social crime.