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NFR yielded Rs. 66.27 Cr. from Special Drives against ticketless travellers

Maligaon, 20 th May, 2024:
N. F. Railway conducts regular intensive ticket checking drives in order to ensure hassle-
free, comfortable travel & better services to all bonafide passengers. Keeping a constant check
against ticketless and irregular travellers drives are conducted to discourage such activities that
leads to inconvenience for genuine passengers. During the current FY from 1 st April, 2024 till 19 th
May, 2024 such drives lead to recovering an amount of more than Rs. 10.65 Cr. from ticketless
travellers.
It can be mentioned here that during the period from April, 2023 to March, 2024, 793170
nos. of cases of ticketless/irregular ticket passengers were detected leading to more than Rs.
66.27 Cr earnings towards realization of fare & penalties from offenders. 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.
N. F. Railway appeals 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.


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