NF Railway earns 36 Cr from ticketless travellers

Guwahati

The Penalty earning of N.F.Railway during the finacial year 2016-17 has increased Rs. 36.12 crs as against Rs. 30.05 crs of last year, This is an increase of 20.19%. During the same period the N.F.Railway has detected 571415 numbers of without ticket passengers against previous year’s achievement of 465343. This is an increase of 22.79% over last year.

N.F.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, N.F.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.