MANGALURU: To create awareness amongst travelling public about purchasing proper journey ticket, Konkan Railway carried out surprise checks at Udupi railway station on Friday. During the checks, the following trains were checked: train 56640 Mangaluru-Madgaon-Mangaluru passenger; train 22636 Mangaluru Central Madgaon intercity express; train 16523 Bengaluru City Mangaluru Central-Karwar express; train 70105 Madgaon-Mangaluru DEMU; train 12133 CSTM-Mangaluru Junction superfast express; train 16333 Veraval-Thiruvanathapuram express; train 22149 Ernakulam - Pune express; train 12134 Mangaluru junction-CSTM express; train 12620 Mangaluru-Lokmanya Tilak Matsyagandha express; and train 70106 Mangaluru-Madgaon DEMU.
In all, 23 cases of ticketless travelling were detected and penalty of Rs 7,670 collected from the errant passengers. Besides levying penalty, passengers were sensitised about purchasing proper; journey ticket. Assistant commercial manager, Udupi, commercial supervisors, train ticket examiners, Railway Police Force personnel participated in carrying out the surprise checks.