77 government officials found travelling ticketless in DTC

With a view to check the leakage of revenue, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has once again launched a special drive to detect the cases of ticketless travelling and non issue of tickets by DTC conductors after collecting due fare.

The drive started from 26 November and will continue till 30 November. All the officers of the Corporation have been deployed to carry out checking between 8 am to 10 am in the morning and 5 pm to 7 pm in the evening. The special checking squads have also been deployed on checking from 7 am to 9.30 pm daily during the checking drive.

By the end of morning shift on 2nd day of the drive, a total number of 7,303 buses were checked. 514 passengers were found travelling without ticket. A number of drivers and conductors were detected for various irregularities. Reports in these cases have been sent to the controlling officers for initiating disciplinary action against the erring staff and rectifying the discrepancies, if any.

As many as 82 passengers were found to be over travelling than the distance as per ticket issued.  14 conductors were not insisting for tickets and 18 drivers were found not stopping the buses at stops. Three drivers were observed as they were driving the buses with gate open. 77 government employees including Delhi police/government officials were found travelling without ticket. 703 compensatory fares tickets were also issues.
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