Central Railway RPF Intensifies Campaign Against Touts
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Central Railway intensified the campaign against touts to counter the menace of touting of Railway reservation tickets.
Indian Railways started 15 pairs of AC Special trains from 12th May 2020 and subsequently announced 100 pairs of selected special mail/express trains w.e.f. 1st June 2020. Complaints had started receiving in regarding touting of e-tickets using multiple personal IDs and cornering reserved berths in these special trains.
In its campaign against touts, the Central Railway RPF team conducted raids based on the data received from the cyber cell and other inputs, at different locations on all divisions of Central Railway especially in the premises of private travel agencies.
Tickets Worth More Than 8.5 Lakh Confiscated
In these raids in all 44 touts apprehended, confiscating 479 live e-tickets worth Rs. 8,62,191/- during this lockdown period and phased unlock period.
So far, during this lockdown and unlock period the Central Railway RPF team apprehended 22 touts on Mumbai Division confiscating 328 live e-tickets worth Rs 6,09,298/- along with other materials used for e-tickets. A case has been registered against them under section 143 of Railways Act.
Apart from this, Central Railway RPF team stood as the frontline corona warrior in every aspect of railway’s social outreach during this COVID19 pandemic.
They were involved in safeguarding the railway assets, regulated the entry of shramiks inside railway premises and platform, distributed food packets to the stranded passengers of shramik specials, made innovative face masks for staff working in the field preventing them from the infection of coronavirus, rescue children and reunite with their families, helping senior citizens or handicap passengers in boarding the train, helped pregnant women on board by arranging timely medical assistance, keeping a check on criminals seizing narcotic drugs, mobile phones stolen on board etc.