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Eastern Railway's earning grows up after regular ticket checking drives

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Apr 2 2019 8:42PM
Eastern Railway's earning grows up after regular ticket checking drives
Kolkata,2 April (HS) :Continuing its ticket checking drive regularly in various sections of Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol and Malda divisons during the past one year, Eastern Railway has detected 24.75 lakhs passengers travelling without ticket or with improper tickets and recovered un-booked luggage worth Rs. 56.03 crores from them till February this year. ER sources told Hindusthan Samachar here tonight that as a result the number of free trippers had gone down considerably and huge awareness among the passengers about the necessity of travelling in trains with proper ticket and proper booking of luggage had been created. As a result, the ER sources said a growth of 29.76 per cent in ticket checking earnings over the same period in last year had now been recorded. Similarly, the number of passengers within ER registered a growth of 3.51 per cent during the last one year, the sources said adding the passengers earning during the same period also grew by 6.22 per cent when as many as 392.34 lakh more passengers traveled to help the railways earn Rs. 147.75 Crores more in comparison to corresponding period of last year. Among all the four divisions of Eastern Railway, its Sealdah Division has earned Rs. 1.36 Crore in 2018-19 by conducting 175 drives during 2018-19.During these special drives called CHETANA, Railway employees under Sealdah Division had apprehended 38242 passengers without ticket or with improper tickets in addition to 31255 passengers having un-booked luggage. As a result they also earned Rs. 63.86 Crores more during the period from April’18 to February’19 in comparison with same period of previous year registering a growth of 7.39 per cent, the sources said. Hindusthan Samachar/Ankur Bhatrtacharya/Manohar\
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