Mumbai: Local trains have become a lifeline for Mumbaikars and lakhs of tourists use local trains daily. Although railway travel is cheap and fun, many people don’t buy tickets. Railways have turned a blind eye against such philanthropists. In the last 11 months, action has been taken against more than 18 lakh ticketless travelers and the railways has collected a fine of over Rs 100 crore from them.
A fine of Rs 100 crore was collected from 18,08,000 passengers who traveled without tickets during the 11-month period from April, 2022 to February, 2023 in Mumbai division. From April 1, 2022 to February 2023, Rs 100 crore 31 lakhs have been recovered from the railway treasury.
This figure is very big compared to last year. 61,62,00,000 was recovered by the Railways during the same period last year by processing 12,03,000 people. As for 2022-23, a penalty of Rs 87,43,000 has been collected from 25,781 passengers traveling in AC local, and Rs 5,05,00,000 from 1,45,000 passengers traveling in first class. Earlier in 2019-20, the Mumbai Division collected a fine of 76 crore 82 thousand rupees from 15,73,000 tourists.
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