|NFR detects 5,63,228 cases of ticketless travel|
GUWAHATI, Aug 9 - The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has detected 5,63,228 cases of persons travelling without tickets or with irregular tickets and un-booked luggage during the period from January to July this year.
“During checks, a total of 5,44,218 cases of ticketless and irregular travelling were detected and Rs 38.50 crore has been collected from such persons. Also, another Rs 23 lakh was collected as penalty from 19,010 passengers who were detected travelling with excess or un-booked luggage,” said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, chief public relations officer of NFR.
“As per section 137 of the Indian Railway Act, 1989, travelling without a ticket or with an improper ticket or carrying un-booked luggage is an offence punishable with imprisonment or fine or both. To discourage ticketless travelling, NFR has put systems in place whereby surprise ticket checking drive is being conducted by the Flying Ticket Checking Squads,” said Sharma.