Western Railway wants to raise fine for ticketless train travel to ₹1,000

Railway commuters may have to pay a fine of Rs 1,000 fine for travelling without a ticket if Western Railway’s (WR) proposal to the Railway Board is accepted.

The topic of increased fine amounts was discussed at length when Ashwani Lohani, chairman of the Railway Board, met officials from Central and Western Railway, during his visit to Mumbai last week. “He assured [us] that he would take it into consideration and look at how it can be implemented,” said a senior WR official who did not want to be named. Lohani also asked the officials to submit a formal proposal to revise the fine structure, to the Railway Board.