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NFR recovers Rs. 66.27 Cr. from special drives against ticketless travellers

Dimapur, May 20: The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has recovered Rs 66.67 crores from special drive against ticketless travelers from April 2023 to March 2024 where a total of 793170 cases of ticketless/irregular ticket passengers were detected.
It may be mentioned that the NF Railway conducts regular intensive ticket checking drives in order to ensure hassle-free, comfortable travel & better services to all bonafide passengers. During the current FY from April 1, 2024 till May 19, 2024 such drives lead to recovering an amount of more than Rs. 10.65 Cr. from ticketless travellers.
The preceding FY of 2022-2023 realised Rs. 62.98 Cr. from 778808 nos. of detected cases. Thus, in comparison, 14362 nos. more cases were detected during the last FY of 2023-24 leading to 5.23% higher earnings in terms of penalty & fare from offenders.
Travelling without proper ticket or beyond authorised distance may lead to levy of 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, a press release issued by the CPRO stated.
NF Railway appealed to the general public to travel with proper & valid tickets and carry valid Identity cards in order to avoid inconvenience.
Now passengers can purchase unreserved tickets from one part of the country to another through Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) mobile application on their smart phones. The UTS application can be downloaded from both android & apple app-store.
(Page News Service)