Indian Railways’ Central zone earns whopping Rs 125 crore from errant passengers! Recently, the Central zone of the national transporter said that it posted a record checking earnings of Rs 125.16 crore from the month of April to November 2018.
A senior Central Railway official was quoted in a PTI report saying that the amount was recovered from passengers as fine for ticket-less or irregular travel. Out of it, Rs 21.39 crore was recovered in November alone from errant passengers. In November 2017, the Central zone had collected an amount of Rs 11.66 crore from such travellers. So that’s an increase of 83.45% over the same month last year, the official said.
According to the official, the record ticket checking earnings could be a result of the zonal railways’ intensive campaign against ticketless and irregular travel. Read More