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Rly writes to firms of people caught travelling in special coaches

first_imgMumbai: Central Railway has begun writing to the employers of people caught travelling unauthorisedly in suburban train coaches meant for passengers with disabilities or cancer and women in advanced stage of pregnancy, an official said Saturday. In the past two days, as part of a special drive, CR has nabbed 766 passengers and letters have been sent to 42 employers, the CR official said. The offence is punishable with a fine or jail under section 155 of the Railway Act. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The initiative will curb the menace of illegal travel in such special coaches as violators will fear disciplinary action from their employers, said Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer, CR. “We have collected Rs 22.36 lakh in fines from 9,173 such offenders between January and July this year. The letters being sent by the Railway Protection Force to employers will hopefully start showing results in the next few days,” Udasi said. An RPF officer said the “name and shame” tactic should work, adding that offenders included police personnel and those employed in reputed companies and banks. Letters written earlier to police commissioners about offenders from the force had yielded results, the officer said.last_img

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