NF Railway Collects Rs 23 Crores In Fines In Last Year

It has detected 4,48,392 cases of passengers either travelling without tickets or irregular tickets and un-booked luggage during the period from April 2021 to March 2022.
NF Railway Collects Rs 23 Crores In Fines In Last Year
NF Railway collects Rs 23 crores in fines | REPRESENTATIVE

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Saturday informed that it made a record recovery amounting Rs 23.36 crores from offenders as a fare and penalty.

The NFR has been conducting regular checking drives against unauthorized travelling. It has detected 4,48,392 cases of passengers either travelling without tickets or irregular tickets and un-booked luggage during the period from April 2021 to March 2022.

The Chief public relations officer (CPRO) at NFR, Sabyasachi De said that this was about 840.83 per cent more in terms of the number of penalty cases detected and 1028.50 per cent higher in terms of earnings for the corresponding period.

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He said, “During checking over various stations and trains, RPF of NF Railway apprehended 50,701 persons travelling without proper tickets from April 2021 to March 2022. In these cases, 25 persons were also prosecuted and fined under various sections of the Railways Act and 16 cases were registered against offenders.”

He also said that the NFR regularly conducts such drives against travellers without tickets.

De said, “In its endeavour to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to curb ticketless travelling, NF Railway has regularly been taking necessary steps. NF Railway urges all rail users to buy proper railway tickets and travel with dignity.”

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