Indian Railways launches drive to determine, act towards touts, make public conscious of them


NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways has launched a serious drive to determine and act towards touts who’ve grow to be energetic once more and making makes an attempt to dupe gullible migrants after ticket counters have been reopened for securing reservation in trains.

Indian Railways has additionally requested media to advise the general public to not fall sufferer to such touts, saying, ”touting is against the law and shopping for tickets from touts can be prohibited.”

Similarly, the digital media has been suggested to run scrollers informing that Railways is taking strict motion towards touts.

The Railways stated in a launch that reservation of tickets might be completed on-line in addition to by the Railway Reservation Counters.

”We are on this combat collectively. Let’s get the nation rid of this malaise completely,” the Railways stated.

A drive was launched on May 20 and 14 touts, together with eight brokers of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), have been arrested. Tickets value Rs 6,36,727 have been recovered from them, in line with a press release from the Indian Railways.

“The IRCTC agents were using personal IDs to corner tickets and then sell them unauthorisedly at a premium. Action has been initiated to get them blacklisted. One tout was found using autofill software called Super Tatkal Pro,” it stated.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has additionally warned these concerned in e-ticket touting of strict motion and appealed to passengers to complain towards such brokers.

“Railways is taking strict motion towards brokers who use software program to guide tickets.

“If an agent approaches a passenger and offers to book tickets, the passenger is requested to complain against the agent using 138 complaint number or write a letter to complain,” he stated in a tweet.