Surprise checks conducted

As part of its effort to control and prevent unauthorised travel agents from booking advance reservation, the Vigilance Department of Southern Railway carried out surprise checks at 14 major computerised passenger reservation centres from August 4 to 6. These were the dates from which “Deepavali” reservation began.

Two vigilance teams along with RPF police personnel covered all exit points to block the escape of touts. Ten persons were apprehended and about Rs.50,000 was realised from them, according to a Southern Railway release.

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