CR earns Rs 24.91 crore from ticketless passengers

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Mumbai, Dec 19 (UNI) Central Railway has added Rs 24.91 crore in its coffers on account of penalties collected from ticketless travellers and unbooked luggage in the first eight months of the current fiscal year.

A total of 8.18 lakh such cases were detected from April to November this year as against 7.01 lakh cases detected during corresponding period of last year. The amount collected has also increased to Rs 24.91 crore from Rs 20.27 crore, registering an increase of 23 per cent, a Central Railway official said.

Last month alone, Central Railway earned Rs four crore through penalties on ticketless travellers and unbooked luggage.

According to Central Railway officials, 1.16 lakh cases of ticketless journey and unbooked lugagge were detected during November 2007 as against 93,000 cases detected during the same period last year.

However, its earnings from such drives during the same period last year was only Rs 2.56 crore.

UNI

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