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Ticket drive nets 225

As many as 225 ticketless travellers were caught during a special checking drive at Dhanbad station on Thursday.

Dhanbad senior divisional railway manager Dayanand and his team swooped down on the station at 5.45am, just when Ganga-Damodar Express arrived from Patna.

Fifty passengers of the train were caught without tickets.

Each violator had to pay a minimum fine of Rs 250 plus his or her regular fare.

The massive checking continued throughout the day as and when the trains arrived.

By 6pm, revenue worth Rs 52,600 had been generated via fines for ticketless travelling.

ďThe drive is aimed at generating revenue for the railways and will continue till the end of this fiscal,Ē Dayanand said, adding as many as 72 stations were on their radar.

ďThis type of surprise drives is an attempt at tighter monitoring in the coming days. We hope our passengers will abstain from ticketless travelling and lead to boost in ticket sales,Ē Dayanand said.


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