During the recently conducted drive (from April/2017 to 15th March/18) to curb ticketless travel and to facilitate genuine passengers; about 6.5 lakhs numbers of without ticket passengers were detected by N.F.Railway 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 N.F.Railway leading to almost 4.47 million less travel of passenger. N.F.Railway authority has also realized an amount of Rs. 41.82 crs from ticketless travelers as penalty in comparison to Rs. 34.14 crs realized 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 realization by N.F.Railway since formation of this Zone in 1959.
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.