Checking of tickets during Night Time in Reserved Coaches – New Rules in Railway

Checking of tickets during Night Time in Reserved Coaches – New Rules in Railway

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

No. 2010/TG-V/72/P/0 1

New Delhi, dated, 27.01.2017

Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

(Commercial Circular No. 11 of 2023)

Sub: Checking of tickets during Night Time in Reserved Coaches.

Please refer to this office letter of even No. dated 25.08.2010(Commercial Circular No. 78 of 2010) on the subject quoted above. The matter has been reviewed and the modified instructions on this account are as under:-

I. Checking staff should be suitably instructed that tickets in reserved coaches should normally be checked between 0600 hours and 2200 hours.

II. In case of reserved passengers tickets should be checked initially after passengers board the trains to begin their journey.

III. Bonafide reserved passengers whose tickets have already been examined and verified should not be disturbed between 2200 hours and 0600 hours without a valid reason. However, since the overall responsibility of not permitting any unauthorised passenger in the coach lies with the ticket checking staff, if any unauthorised passenger is found in the coach, this provision cannot be taken as a plea for the same.

IV. Checks can also be made between 2200 hours and 0600 hours in the following circumstances:-

a) In case where train departs from originating station on or after 2200 hours; .

b) the passengers who .have to perform their journey between 2200 hours and 0600 hours;

c) where tickets have not been checked after boarding.

However, care should be taken by the ticket checking staff that the passengers are not be unduly disturbed during the night time.

V. Reserved coaches can also be checked between 2200 hours and 0600 hours in case Vigilance Department have any doubt/have sourced information about some suspicious activity/unauthorized carrying of passengers. It may, however, be ensured that it should be done with the least inconvenience to the passengers.

2. It is also clarified that in the year 2010 the last circular No. issued was 66 and the No. 78 to the Circular referred to above was given inadvertently . and was not uploaded on the website. However, this circular has been uploaded on the website with the remarks that no circular between 67 and 77 were issued in 2010.

(Vikram Singh)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board

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