GUWAHATI, March 20: During its drive conducted from April 2017 to March 15, 2018, around 6.5 lakh passengers without tickets were detected by N.F. Railway against the detection of 5.06 lakh such passengers during the corresponding period the year before, a release issued by NF Railway on Tuesday said.
This is about 28.50 per cent 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 and passenger trains during the of August and September, 2017 due to breaches and floods over N.F. Railway, leading to almost 4.47 million less travel of passengers. NF Railway authority has also realized an amount of Rs. 41.82 crore from ticketless travelers as pelty in comparison to Rs. 34.14 crore realized during last year. This is about 22.50 per cent higher in regard to earnings in comparison to last year. Moreover, this is the highest-ever pelty realization by N.F. Railway since formation of this zone in 1959.
NF Railway officials have been conducting surprise ticket checking drive in mail/express and passenger trains.
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 nomited at HQ and divisiol levels from different departments who are accompanied by security persol from Railway Protection Force and Government Railway Police.