NF Railway authority has also realised an amount of Rs. 41.82 Crs from ticketless passengers as penalty in comparison to Rs. 34.14 crs realised during last year. This is about 22.50% higher in regard to earnings in comparison to last year. Moreover, this is the highest ever penalty realisation by NF Railway since formation of this Zone in 1959, said NFR official press release
The NF Railway detected 6.5 laks passengers who was travelling without ticket during period from April/2017 to 15th March/18, against previous year’s detection of 5.06 lakhs of such passenger.
This is about 28.50% higher in regard to number of cases detected in comparison to last year. This increase is despite suspensions and cancellations of train services of Mail/Express & Passenger trains during the of August & September / 2017 due to breaches and floods over NF Railway leading to almost 4.47 million less travel of passenger.
NF Railway officials have been conducting surprise ticket checking drive in Mail / Express and passenger Trains. As per section 137, of the Indian Railway Act of 1989, travelling without ticket, improper ticket or un-booked luggage in an offence punishable by imprisonment or fine or both.
To discourage ticketless travelling, Northeast Frontier Railway has put systems in place whereby surprise ticket checking drive is conducted by Flying Ticket Checking Squads of Divisions as well as HQ. 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 personal from Railway Protection Force and Govt. Railway Police.
General Manager, NF Railway has instructed all to keep up the momentum of such drive so that ticketless travelling is discouraged and bonafide travellers can have a smooth journey.