In order to combat crimes such as robbery and driver assaults on buses, from February 18th, the police in Rome will board the buses for relevant inspections. At the same time, they will also check ticket of passengers on the buses. .
Recently, the Roman Police Department and the Roman bus company Atac reached an agreement to work together to combat frequent violence on buses to ensure the safety of passengers and drivers. At the same time, the city police will also cooperate with Atac ticket inspectors to conduct relevant ticket inspections.
In the specific operation bill signed by the police and Atac, it was mentioned that the police and Atac's ticket inspectors would conduct ticket checks and other inspections at random. They will appear before the bus arrives at the above platform stop. At that time, the driver will only open the door in front of the bus for police and ticket inspectors to board the car. After that, they will check the ticket for each passenger on the bus. It is reported that 50 police officers will participate in the inspection every day, and each inspection team composed of police and Atac company ticket inspectors will be equipped with at least 3 police officers.
According to reports, the operation, led by Roman Police Commander Antonio Di Maggio, will severely crack down on riots and vicious attacks on buses in several of the bus routes known as "the most dangerous" in Rome. It is reported that a few weeks ago, a ticket inspector on the No. 3 tram was stabbed with a knife. In addition, police officers will cooperate with Atac's ticket inspectors to conduct ticket checks to combat ticket evasion. Statistics from the ticket checking department show that Rome loses as much as 90 million euros every year due to ticket evasion.
A total of 170,000 Euros fined in 2018 by Ticket Fraud
The statistics department said that 35% of passengers in Rome got on the bus without buying tickets. Last year, relevant departments in Rome have sent more ticket checkers, from 160 to 200 before. The effect is obvious: In 2018, Atac checked tickets for more than 2.8 million passengers, an increase of 17% over 2017. At the same time, in 2018, the fines issued by ticket inspectors amounted to 170,000 euros, an increase of 15% over 2017. The department pointed out that an average of 470 people were found to be evasive votes in 2018 every day.
The statistics department said that this is also good news for the city government. According to statistics, in 2018, more than 100 million bus tickets were sold, and the municipal government's revenue exceeded 271 million euros.
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