After the increased ticket thefts, the transport department of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has suspended 22 conductors of the Aapli Bus service and locked IDs of 81 conductors.
As per information, from the last few months, NMC has suffered Rs.6 crore worth loss due to the ongoing ticket fraud in Aapli Bus. Due to this, the transport department formed flying squads to check the tickets in running buses. During their raids the flying squads found that 81 conductors had taken money from the passengers but had not issued them tickets. The squad found excessive amount of money with 2 conductors while 22conductors were found to be operating a WhatsApp group due to which strict action was taken against them.
Meanwhile Wednesday, Balya Borkar transport committee chairman, inspected the city buses in Mor Bhawan. He directed the depot manager to issue tickets to the passengers present there. Borkar asked the passengers that after paying money they should immediately take ticket from the conductors. Apart from this he ordered the diesel bus operators for appointment of two controllers in Mor Bhavan and Maharajbag.
The people who are involved in the ticket theft are allegedly threatening the inspection teams. Borkar warned that cases will be filed against those who threatened the teams.