Mumbai, Nov. 14 -- The Central Railway (CR) earned Rs.100.82 crore from passengers travelling without tickets on its suburban and non-suburban train network between April and November this year. Over 1.7 million passengers were booked for travelling without railway tickets.

This also includes Rs.26 lakh collected from 23,816 passengers who were fined for not wearing masks. CR also registered 29,019 cases against passengers for not following Covid-appropriate behaviour such as spitting inside the train compartment and railway platform, crowding at the booking office, among others.

Rs.17.73 crore was collected from 465,000 passengers travelling without railway tickets on the suburban train network alone.

The suburban CR includes a mainli...