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WR collects Rs. 7.68 crore fine from ticketless travellers

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The Western Railway (WR) has collected Rs. 7.68 crore as fine from ticketless travellers last month, a statement issued said.

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This amount is around four per cent more than the corresponding month of 2015, it said.

“Western Railway conducted regular checks during June, wherein 1.87 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel, including unbooked luggage cases were detected,” the statement added.

“Seventy eight cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected. Besides, 1,214 beggars and unauthorised hawkers were apprehended, evicted or fined and 62 persons were sent to jail,” the statement added.

During the period, 195 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements. As a result, 389 persons were apprehended and prosecuted and fined under various sections of Railways Act.

The statement added that during the month of June, 220 school children above 12 years of age were found travelling in ladies compartment of suburban trains and were removed.

The WR is divided into six operating divisions–Mumbai, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Ratlam.

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