Indian Railways has registered windfall in its income this year. A record Rs 59.36 crore has been collected by fining ticketless and irregular travellers for the period, April to June 2018.
“In June, a total of 3.26 lakh cases of ticketless or irregular travel and unbooked luggage were detected as against 2.58 lakh cases in the corresponding month of last year i.e. June 2017, showing an increase of 26.52 percent,” the Railway Ministry said in a Press release.
The earnings realized from such ticketless or irregular travel registered Rs 17.20 crores during June 2018, showing an increase of 34.62 percent as compared to Rs 12.78 crore registered during June 2017.
Currently, Central Railways has detected in all 10.85 lakh cases of ticketless or irregular travel and unbooked luggage during the period April to June this year.
The earnings realized during the period from April to June this year travel registered Rs 59.36 crore as against Rs 54.00 crore registered during the corresponding period last year showing an increase of 9.91 percent in earnings.
In addition during the month of June 2018, 391 cases of transfer of reserved journey tickets were detected and Rs 4.00 lakh recovered as penalty.