|Special drives by Vigilance department of Southern Railway by RailEnquiry Admin on 13 June, 2018 - 11:36 AM|
|RailEnquiry Admin||Special drives by Vigilance department of Southern Railway on 13 June, 2018 - 11:36 AM|
To curb the menace of touts in reservation offices and malpractices in other areas of mass contact on railways, Vigilance Department conducted Special Drives in all the Divisions of Southern Railway during the summer rush season of April and May 2018.
During the Drive, 15 touts were apprehended in various reservation offices and handed over to RPF. 72 unauthorised vendors in trains and stations were also apprehended and booked under section 144(1) of Railways Act by RPF. Further, during the Drive, 156 trains were checked and 1672 cases of ticketless travel, 1076 cases of irregular travel and 48 cases of impersonation were detected and necessary fine amount was collected.
In all, an amount of Rs. 16.24 lakh was collected as penalty amount during the Special Drives.