ECR launched a day long campaign against arrested 58 toutsWritten By Suresh Prasad Nikhar | Published on Oct 12, 2022, 16:56 IST | 1665574018396GAYA(Bihar): In a bid to ease the hassles of passengers, ECR here on Tuesday a day long special drive campaign launched against touts. The campaign has been a big success in the peak season for railway passengers due to festive season and the season for Dipawali in North India,said S.C.Parhi.
Eastern Central Railways had learnt that anti-social elements were misusing the facility of e-ticketing, Tatkal Seva etc. and selling rail tickets on higher rates adopting fraudulent means. They were also, reportedly, receiving the facility given for common passengers on IRCTC website, depriving the bonaﬁde passengers of availing regular tickets, added IG, ECR.
In view of ongoing festive season and in order to put a curb on touting activities, an one day spl drive against reserved ticket touting was launched within limits of ECR on Tuesday leading to arrest of altogether 58 touts with registration of 55 cases u/s 143 of Railway Act and seizure of 94 future tickets worth Rs164000/- and 1650 past tickets valued Rs 23,43,375/- .
A similar drive within the jurisdiction of ECR was organised on August 26, 2022 in which 60 touts were arrested and all ready been prosecuted
In an official release, the Eastern Central Railway said, "An All Zonal drive was launched with the help of technical and IT cell, identifying all suspected agents,said IG ECR Hazipur S.C. Parhi.
"A detailed work plan was prepared after collecting information about the activities of these suspected agents. It was decided to conduct raids all over the the divisions on the same day and same time. Field ofﬁcers were instructed to verify the
information before raids," it said further.
On October 11, under the directive of top officials of ECR”, mostly places in an important cities were raided by various RPF teams across their jurisdiction and 58 touts were found to be involved in this illegal business and were arrested.