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N. F. Railway makes record collection in fines during ticket checking drives Collected more than Rs 35 crores as excess fare and penalty

N. F. Railway in its endeavour to provide better services to bonafide rail users and also to curb the ticketless travel, regularly conducts intensive campaign against ticketless and irregular travel. The highly motivated ticket checking team under the supervision of senior commercial officers of N. F. Railway have organized several ticket checking drives during the period from January to July 2022, thereby recovering an amount of Rs. 35.71 crores.

            During the period from January to July, 2022, 15213 numbers of ticket checking drives have been conducted over N. F. Railway. During the checking more than 4.98 lakhs of without ticket/irregular ticket passengers were detected and an amount of Rs. 35.71 crores was realized as excess fare and penalty. 3956 numbers of unbooked luggage cases were also detected and Rs. 7 lakhs have been realized in this connection. Altogether it is 439.33% higher in terms of number of penalty cases and 783.46% higher in terms of penalty earnings compared to same period of previous year.

Travelling without proper ticket or beyond authorised distance may levy excess charge and fare. In case a passenger fails or refuses to pay the same o­n demand, he shall be in default of payment and will be prosecuted under relevant sections of The Railways Act, 1989.

N. F. Railway appeals to the general public to travel with proper & valid tickets and carry valid Identity cards in order to avoid inconvenience.

(Sabyasachi De)

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