Hyderabad, June 28 (INN): The Ticket checking staff of South Central Railway, under the directions of Chief Commercial Manager A Bharath Bhushan conducted special surprise road checks at six different locations in Secunderabad and Hyderabad Divisions between 17th and 28th June 2013 and collected Rs 3.71 Lakh towards penalty from ticketless travelers.
In Secunderabad Division, special surprise road checks were conducted at Cherlapalli, Chintalapalli,Nawandgi, Tandur and Vikarabad Railway Stations, involving Commercial Officers, Ticket checking staff, Railway Protection Force and Government Railway Police personnel. As a result of the surprise check, a total of 1102 persons were apprehended for committing ticketless / irregular travel. Out of the 1102 persons apprehended, 786 persons were found travelling without Ticket and 65 persons travelling irregularly and 251 cases of Un-booked Luggage. An amount of Rs 3.47 Lakh was realized towards penalty from these persons toward pernalty.
In another surprise check, the Hyderabad Division of SCR conducted special road check at Umdanagar Railway Station under the supervision of Divisional Commercial Manager. 12 Ticket checking staff and six Railway Protection Force personnel were deployed in the check. As a result of the surprise check, a total of 85 persons were apprehended for committing ticketless / irregular travel. Out of these, 68 persons were found travelling without Ticket and 5 persons travelling irregularly and six cases of Un-booked Luggage. An amount of Rs 25,000 was realized towards penalty from these travelers.
Several Express and Passenger trains were stopped at the above stations specially for ticket checking purpose and all the coaches of the trains were intensively checked at a time without leaving any scope for the errant to escape.