Mumbai, 07 Feb 2021: Mumbai Division of Central Railway conducted intensive and regular ticket checking drives in suburban and non-suburban trains from 15th June 2020 to 31st January 2021.

During these checks, 1.58 lakh cases were detected and an amount of Rs.4.95 crore realized as penalty.

Out of this, about 1.21 lakh cases were detected in suburban realising an amount of Rs.2.87 crore as penalty and Rs. 2.09 crores realized as penalty from 37,823 cases in non-suburban trains.

In non-suburban trains, irregularities like misuse of senior citizen quota, travelling on altered tickets, improper conversion of system generated ticket to e- tickets, travelling with coloured xerox of tickets, travelling with fake ID cards, transfer of ticket cases were mainly noticed during the drives.

Central Railway appeals to the passengers to travel with proper and valid railway tickets in order to avoid inconvenience and travel with dignity.