Indian railways arrests 10,000 unauthorised people
Besides, 4,000 persons were caught travelling in women’s compartments and 5,000 were taken to task for causing nuisance at stations and in trains.
The public transporter had launched a massive passenger and customer facilitation campaign last month in an effort to reach out to passengers and address their problems.
Over 4,600 intensive ticket checking drives during the period to curb the menace of ticketless travelling and prohibit the entry of anti-social elements. These drives resulted in detection of 1.6 lakh cases and recovery of Rs 9 crore through penalty.
The campaign was directed towards improving passenger amenities and services, customer care, participation of passenger and railway staff in various activities and creating awareness among the public about Railways’ initiatives and achievements.
As many as 10,000 unauthorised vendors, hawkers and others were caught at rail premises during the drive. 286 touts were arrested during the checking conducted by teams of vigilance officers to deal with the menace of touting.
7,000 stations all over the country were inspected during the drive in the period between May 25 and June 9. more