RPF is concerned about touts who indulge in illegal sales of e-tickets

Hyderabad: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) arrested a person for alleged illegal trading of e-tickets and seized 20 e-tickets worth Rs.15,326.

An RPF team led by Bharathnagar Sub-Inspector B Balaji arrested the person from Bharathnagar outpost. Under Operation Upalabdh, the RPF launched a crackdown on illegal e-ticket trading carried out by touts to cash in on the summer rush.

The Upalabdh operation highlights the RPF’s commitment to combating the illegal trade in rail e-tickets and ensuring that passengers are not cheated by these unauthorized persons

In 2024, the RPF Lingampally under Operation Upalabdh had seized 123 railway e-tickets worth Rs.2.48 lakh in seven cases. Underscoring a zero-tolerance approach towards illegal activities on the railway premises, the RPF urges the public to cooperate and report any suspicious activities through railway helpline number 139 to maintain a safe environment.

Senior Divisional Security Commissioner RPF Secunderabad Debashmita C Banerjee said, “As demand for rail travel increases during the summer season, Operation Upalabdh reinforces a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal trading of rail e-tickets, especially within the railway network.”

Further, the RPF Secunderabad division has been constantly vigilant about the illegal trade in railway e-tickets and the special task force will continue the raids.