The NF. Railway detects 86096 cases of ticketless travel during october, 2019

Maligaon, Dec 04: In order to facilitate genuine passengers and to curb the menace of ticketless travel, ticket checking drive had been intensified.  As a result of this 86096 cases of without ticket or irregular ticket passenger were detected in the month of October  2019 as against 66172 detected cases during the corresponding period of last year.

An amount of Rs. 559.43 lakhs was also realised from without ticket / irregular ticket passenger as fine / penalty during October this year as compared to Rs. 429.63 lakhs last year. The increase in earnings is about 30.21 % and the increase in number of cases detected is about 30.11 % in comparison to same period of last year.

During the period from April to October, 2019 as many as 631580 passengers were found to be travelling either without ticket or with irregular ticket in trains and NFR realized Rs. 4,237.06 lakhs as penalty from them. This is substantially higher than last year’s detection figure of 480666 passengers and realization of Rs. 3,312.59 lakhs for the corresponding period. The increase is about 27.91 % in respect to earnings and 31.40% in no of cases detected.

It may be mentioned here that, N.F. Railway officials have been conducting surprise ticket checking drive in Mail, Express and passenger Trains by deputing Flying Ticket Checking Squads of Divisions as well as HQ to ensure eradication of ticketless travel and also to provide comfortable journey to genuine passenger. Fortress checks are also conducted in stations.

For this officers are nominated at HQ and Divisional levels from different department who are accompanied by security personnel from Railway Protection Force and Govt. Railway Police. As per section 137, of the Indian Railway Act of 1989, travelling without ticket, improper ticket or un-booked luggage is an offence punishable by imprisonment or fine or both.


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