ECoR, RPF crackdown on touts in festive season

Bhubaneswar, October 22, 2017: East Coast Railway Vigilance
Wing along with Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel have started
conducting intensive joint checks at important stations to curb touting
activities and other malpractices during Puja peak seasons.
The special drive has been started at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack,
Puri, Sambalpur and Visakhapatnam stations. During the drive the officials are
covering all important mass contact areas keeping in view of passenger
convenience and possible loss of Railway revenue. 
East Coast Railway is keeping strict vigil on the touts and
unauthorised travel agents at Railway Reservation counters and misuse of
facilities of e-ticketing etc. Round-the-clock monitoring is being done through
CCTVs at important Stations over ECoR.
The Vigilance Team is also keeping watch on Booking of Train
Tickets from the IRCTC website using fake personal Users IDs and attempts by
touts towards selling them for a premium.
The demands for tickets are at peak and such checks will be
intensified in coming days to ensure the interest of the passengers. East Coast
Railway has also appealed the passengers to buy Railway Reservation Tickets
from the PRS Counters and from the authorised agents. Steps have been taken by
ECoR to make the public aware of streamlining of reservation system and making
it more transparent.
Massive awareness campaigns have been launched to educate the
people in general & Rail Users in particular to bring transparency in
public life. Seminars, Banners, Posters are being displayed & Street Plays,
Drama, etc., being organised to create vigilance awareness. 

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