Railway ticket checker collects ₹1.5 crore as fine

Rail ticket checker caught 22,680 ticket-less passengers in 2019 and collected a massive 1.51 crore fine from them, the official said on Thursday.

Ticket Inspector S B Galande, part of the Flying Squad of the Central Railway , was last year's highest individual revenue earner for Central Railway, the official said. Three other Ticket Checkers of the Central Railway has also collected over ₹1 crore each in fines from ticket-less commuters in 2019.

Despite regular drives against ticketless journeys, the number of such cases increasing each year by nearly 10%.