The Central Railroad has recorded a record earnings of Rs 143.21 crore between April 2017 and February this year from an intense campaign against seized and irregular travelers, the railway ministry said in a statement.
In February of this year, 2.55 lakh cases of inconsistent / irregular baggage and unregistered baggage were detected compared to 1.97 lakh cases in the corresponding month of last year, which shows an increase of 29.49 percent, he said.
The gains obtained from such trips were Rs 12.77 crore during February 2018, showing an increase of 44.86 percent compared to the earnings of Rs 8.82 crore during the corresponding month of last year.
The CR has detected in all 29.12 lakh cases of baggage without ticket / irregular and luggage not reserved during the period from April 2017 to February 2018, compared to 24.61 lakh cases during the corresponding period of last year, showing an increase of 18.35 percent.
“The profits made during the period from April 2017 to February 2018 of journeys without tickets / irregular registered Rs 143.21 million rupees compared to the Rs. 117.72 million registered during the corresponding period of last year, showing an increase of 21.65 percent in profits, “the statement said.
In addition, during the month of February 2018, 143 cases of transfer of reserved travel tickets and Rs 1.38 lakh recovered as a penalty were detected.
The central railway is one of the 16 Indian railroad zones. Its headquarters is located in Mumbai, in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.