Drives against entry of unauthorised persons are conducted by Zonal Railways on regular basis on all the trains. During the financial year 2017-18(upto December 2017) 18.18 lakh checks were conducted by Zonal Railways in which approximately
183.36 lakh persons were detected travelling without ticket/ with improper ticket and approximately
' 867.36 crores were realized therefrom.
Following steps are taken by the Railways to keep a check on the entry of unauthorized passengers in reserved coaches of trains:-
- Train manning staff keeps the regular watch on the entry of unauthorized passengers in reserved coaches. Any unauthorized person found travelling in reserved coaches is penalized as per provisions of Railway Act.
- Regular and surprise checks are conducted by Commercial & Security Departments of the Railway to keep a check on unauthorized entry in reserved coaches as well as to apprehend such passengers for taking further necessary action.
- Regular announcements through public address system are made advising unauthorized passengers not to travel in reserved coaches of the trains otherwise they will be penalized and charged under section 155 of Railway Act,1989.
- Regular advertisements are also published in leading newspapers for educating passengers not to enter into reserved coaches unauthorisedly.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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