Rlys caught 1.13 L people travelling without ticket

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

“Travellers are requested to travel only with valid tickets, otherwise they will be fined a minimum penalty of Rs 250 along with actual ticket charges. Passengers should not carry overweight luggage of fixed luggage, otherwise they will have to pay a fine six times." said Manoj Jhawar, spokesperson of Pune railway division.

PUNE: Comprehensive ticket inquiry campaigns are being conducted in the Pune Railway Division’s Pune-Malavli, Pune-Baramati, Pune-Miraj, and Miraj-Kolhapur sections. During the nine-month period from April to December 2018, a total of Rs 12.2 crore was collected as fine in 2.5 lakh cases. One lakh 13 thousand of them have been found travelling without tickets, and a fine of Rs 6.24 crore was collected from them.

Under the guidance of Pune DRM Milind Deouskar and Additional DRM Praful Chandra, Senior Division Commerce Manager Krishnath Patil led the team of ticket inspectors and Railway Protection Force. This type of checking is being done on a regular basis by the railway administration.

“Travellers are requested to travel only with valid tickets, otherwise they will be fined a minimum penalty of Rs 250 along with actual ticket charges. Passengers should not carry overweight luggage of fixed luggage, otherwise they will have to pay a fine six times. In the event of not paying the fine, there could also be a prison sentence. In the case of overweight luggage, the facility of booking parcel and luggage can be booked from the stations from where it is available,” said Manoj Jhawar, spokesperson of Pune railway division.

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