IITians & Software Pros Touting ‘Tatkal' Rail Tickets, Targetting Helpless Labourers
Millennium Post Delhi|November 30 2020
Highly-skilled software developers and IIT graduates have now turned to developing illegal software to purchase “Tatkal” tickets in bulk and selling it to railway station agents.
Abhay Singh

NEW DELHI: The touts have also now started taking undue advantage of the daily-wage workers and construction labourers to dupe them into buying highly-priced illegal tickets.

And while there have been 51 cases of touting reported in Delhi since train services reopened after the COVID-19 hiatus; law enforcement authorities have also stepped up their crackdown, with over 60 touts arrested in four months.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) data for this year revealed that from January to March, about 115 cases were registered and 115 touts were nabbed. In March, the lockdown was announced and after the resumption of train services, 51 touting cases were registered between July to October, in which 69 touts were arrested by the Delhi division of the RPF.

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