-Nine Ticket Checking Staff Collect Record Fine of Over ₹1 Crore Each
South Central Railway has been continuously undertaking intensive ticket checking drives to curb unauthorized travel and curtail any inconvenience to the bona fide Rail users. In this direction, teams of dedicated ticket checking staff have been putting in relentless efforts leading to the improvement in ticket sales over the zone. Nine ticket checking staff of SCR created history by collecting a record fine Rs. 1 crore each from commuters travelling without ticket, irregular travelling and un-booked luggage. The Nine staff members collected a whopping Rs. 9.62 crores from 1.16 lakh commuters through their intensive ticket checking drives in various trains.
Each of the nine ticket checking staff through their dedicated efforts, have made it to the “One Crore Club” in the current financial year 2022-23. This is the first time in History of South Central Railway that any individual ticket checking staff has crossed Rs. 1.0 crore in earnings. The staff include seven from Secunderabad Division and one each from Guntakal and Vijayawada Divisions. Shri T. Natarajan, Chief Ticket Inspector/Sr.DCM Batch of Secunderabad Division is the highest earner and realized an amount of Rs. 1.16 Crores from 12,689 Passengers Travelling without Ticket /Irregular Tickets and carrying un-booked luggage.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway commended the ticket checking staff for their exemplary performance and dedication. He also congratulated the entire commercial wing for their continuous efforts in curbing ticketless and irregular travel. He stated that Ticket checking is one of the critical mechanisms which helps in reducing unauthorized travel in trains while also building confidence among the genuine rail passengers. He appealed to all the Rail passengers to travel with valid railway tickets and Travel Authorities.