CR Anti Tout Squad, Mumbai Division comes down heavily on Touts –
400 e-tickets worth 6.43 lakh rupees seized.
In the wake of Covid19 and a country wide Lockdown and Unlock, Central Railway is running special & festival special trains for passengers. In its continued efforts to make available reserved tickets to bonafide passengers, Anti Tout Squad, Mumbai Division, Central Railway with the help of RPF conducts intensive checking drives against unauthorized ticket vendors.
During intensive checks and special operations in the month of December-2020, the ATS team has arrested 3 touts and seized 400 e-tickets worth Rs.6.43 lakhs
A check conducted by the ATS team on 11.12.2020 led to the seizure of 68 e-tickets worth Rs.62,545/. Similar operations on 23.12.2020 led to seizure of 273 e-tickets worth Rs.4,91,150/ and 59 e-tickets worth Rs.89,832/.
All the above were handed over to the Railway Protection Force for further prosecution.
Central Railway appeals to the passengers travel with proper and valid railway tickets and to purchase their tickets from authorized agents or from Computerised Reservation Centres or book them online on website www.irctc.co.in. in order to avoid inconvenience and travel with dignity.
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Date: January 13, 2020
PR No. 2021/01/14
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.