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 Squads. Fortress checks are also conducted in stations. For this officers are nominated at Zonal and Divisional levels from different department who are accompanied by security personal from Railway Protection Force and Govt. Railway Police.
During the current financial year till the month of November 2015, special drives were undertaken in Tinsukia, Lumding, Rangiya, Alipurduar and Katihar divisions under N.F.Railway. Total 3,45,427 cases were detected for travelling without ticket or irregular ticket and travelling with un-booked luggage during the special drive and an amount of Rs. 20,99,89,000/-was realised as fine.
On 9th December, 2015 a massive ticket checking drive in Guwahati and Kamakhya stations by officials of Lumding division which led to detection of 375 cases of ticketless travelling and recovery of Rs. 1,76,873/- towards fare and penalty. General Manager, N.F.Railway Shri Mohd. Jamshed 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.