• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Northeast railway collects Rs 12 crore from ticketless travellers in 3 months

By Ians
|

Agartala, July 22 The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) registered 171,578 cases of ticketless or improper travel in the April-June quarter, collecting Rs 12.06 crore in fines, said an official on Friday.

railways

On an average, 1,910 cases a day were registered in the first quarter of financial year 2016-17 in the northeast for travelling without ticket or with an irregular ticket against 1,440 such cases in the same period of the previous year, shows the data maintained by NFR.

NFR's Public Relations Officer S.K. Ojah said: "13,467 cases of passengers travelling with excess or un-booked luggage were also detected during April to June in the Northeast region, mostly in Assam, and more than Rs 16 lakh was realised as fine."

"Drives against ticketless travelling and carrying of goods without charge would be stepped up in future," Ojah added.

The NFR's 'flying squads' have been making surprise raids in trains and at railway stations against ticketless and improper travelling.

"To discourage ticketless travel, the NFR has put systems in place whereby abrupt swift checks are conducted by flying squads," Ojah said.

IANS

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more