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Railway officials nab passengers for travelling without ID proofs

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03 Dec 2012, 09:11 PM
Action against passengers without ID
Action against passengers without ID

New Delhi: The Northern railway officials have nabbed around ten thousand passengers for travelling without identity proof in sleeper class. The Railway Department told that action against such passengers has started  from Monday.

Railway department has formed new rules under which sleeper-class passengers, if found travelling without valid identity proofs, will be fined.

Meanwhile, officials also found it awkward when it came to act against such a large number of passengers as most of the passengers are still unaware of the new norms under which it has been made mandatory to carry ID proofs. New norms are aimed at checking fake booking of Railway tickets.

Railway officials also said that there are many people in the country who don’t possess any identity proof but travel between states due to employment reasons. Hence it won’t be easy to implement such rules in sleeper class.

Statistics show that there are almost 350 express trains with seven lakh passengers travelling from five primary railway stations of Delhi- New Delhi, Delhi Junction, Anand Vihar, Delhi Sarai Rohilla and Hazrat Nizamuddin. Most of them don’t have ID proofs which are making the enforcing of the new law difficult.

(JPN/Bureau)

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  • M Gopalakrishnan04 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    It is an agreeable point that many of the illiterate people do not have any of the prescribed ID's. Such people may board unreserved coaches where no ID proof is insisted. Alternatively, those without ID proof can travel with another person who has ID proof.in a reserved class. In any case, unless ID proof is checked, Railways cannot check extent of misuse of reserved ticketing system.