East Central Railway is constantly running campaigns to stop traveling without ticket/proper authority so that passengers traveling without ticket/proper authority can be discouraged. Due to such passengers, on one hand the passengers traveling with tickets have to face difficulties, on the other hand there is loss of railway revenue.
In the same order, on 22.11.2022, for 18 hours from 05.00 am to 23.00 pm in Samastipur Mandal, a special ticket checking campaign was conducted at stations and trains by forming separate teams of officers, in which an amount of more than 68 lakhs was received as fine from a total of 9700 cases without ticket/without proper authorisation. This amount is the highest in terms of amount received by Samastipur Division as fine from ticket checking on any single day of this financial year.
It may be noted that on 08.11.2022 and 15.11.2022 also, a similar special ticket checking campaign was conducted by Samastipur division, which earned railway revenue of Rs 55 and 61 lakhs respectively as fine. Inspired by this, special ticket checking was again organized by Samastipur division on 22.11.2022, during which the division broke both its own records and set a new record in terms of railway revenue received.
On 21.11.2022, a special ticket checking campaign was also conducted in Sonpur division. In this investigation campaign, a total of 06 thousand 908 cases of traveling without ticket/proper authorization came to light, due to which railway revenue of more than Rs 46 lakh 53 thousand was received.
Special ticket checking drive is being carried out in other divisions of East Central Railway to arrest those traveling without proper travel ticket/authorization. East Central Railway appeals to passengers to always travel with a valid ticket.