6 November 2016

Indian Railways Rules regarding penalties imposed for various irregularities


RULES REGARDING PENALTIES IMPOSED FOR VARIOUS IRREGULARITIES

1) Travelling without proper pass or ticket

Fare from the station which he has travelled or from the station which the train originally started or from the checking point with equal amount of excess charge subject to a minimum of Rs. 250/- upto the point of detection.

2) Adult travelling with half ticket

Difference in fare between the cost of a full ticket and half ticket with equal amount of excess charge subject to the minimum of Rs. 250/-

3) Child travelling without ticket

Half of the adult fare subject to the minimum fare applicable with equal amount of excess charges subject to the minimum of Rs. 250/-

4) Travelling in a higher class

The difference in fare for the minimum charge of the class upto the point of detection with equal amount of excess charges subject to the minimum of Rs. 250/-. Difference in fares will be collected from the point of detection to the destination of the passenger as per ticket held, if accommodated in higher class. If there is no accommodation, the passenger will be detrained from higher class and will be directed to goto the class for which he origianally holds the ticket.

5) Passengers travelling 'on e-ticket' without original identity card (now applicable for all reserved tickets) original id-card

Will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged as per rules (in 1 above)

6) Senior citizens travelling without age proof

(i) Senior citizens whose age is 60 years and above for men & 58 years and above for women, travelling without age proof will be charged the difference of full fare and the concessional fare

(ii) Persons travelling on Senior Citizen's concessions whose age is below 60 years for men and below 58 years for women, will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules (in 1 above). The concession ticket will be forfeited. (Possibly SINCE WITHDRAWN)

7) Concession ticket holder travelling without original certificate

Wherever instructed, the concession ticket holders should carry the respective certificates in original and produce it on demand. Otherwise they will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules (in 1 above). The concession ticket held by the passenger will be forfeited.

8) Physically challenged persons travelling on concessions without an escort

Will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules (in 1 above)

9) Male persons found travelling in ladies compartments

Will be vacated from the coach and if he resists, he will be forcibly removed from the coach. Ticket forfeited and shall also be punishable with a fine which may extend upto Rs. 500/-

10) Smoking in railway compartments/premises

Shall be punishable with a fine up to Rs. 200/-

11) Roof top travel and footboard travel

Shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term up to 3 months or with fine up to Rs. 500/- or with both.

12. Trespass (i) Crossing of railway track (ii) Entering into platform without proper authority

Shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term up to 6 months or with fine up to Rs. 1000/- or with both.

13) Travelling in drunken condition/Consuming Alcohol in train

May be removed from the railway premises. In addition to forfeiture of his ticket/travel authority or pass. punishable with imprisonment up to 6 months and fine up to Rs. 500/-

14) Alarm chain pulling without any valid reason

Shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term up to 1 year or fine up to Rs. 1000/- or both.

15) Travelling in Brake van/Luggage van

It is strictly prohibited. If found travelling will be treated as travelling without ticket in First Class. Fare + Penalty is collected as per rules and will be removed from the carriage.

16) Travelling without Super fast surcharge ticket in Super fast trains

Will be charged with Super fast surcharge and excess charge of Rs. 250/-

17) Waitlisted passengers travelling in reserved coaches

Will be detrained from the reserved compartments and directed to unreserved coaches

18) Waitlisted 'e-ticket' holders travelling in reserved coaches

Will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules

19) Transfer of tickets

Forfeiture of ticket and Will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules

20) Ticket holders travelling on other than booked trains

Passengers holding confirmed reserved tickets found travelling by other than booked trains inclusive of suburban trains, will be treated as travelling without ticket

21) Season ticket holders including First Class Season ticket holders travelling in Reserved coaches of any class

Season ticket holders including First Class Season ticket holders are not permitted to travel in Reserved coaches of any class. If found travelling, the passengers will be treated as travelling without ticket.


RULES REGARDING PENALTIES IMPOSED FOR VARIOUS IRREGULARITIES

1) Travelling without proper pass or ticket

Fare from the station which he has travelled or from the station which the train originally started or from the checking point with equal amount of excess charge subject to a minimum of Rs. 250/- upto the point of detection.

2) Adult travelling with half ticket

Difference in fare between the cost of a full ticket and half ticket with equal amount of excess charge subject to the minimum of Rs. 250/-

3) Child travelling without ticket

Half of the adult fare subject to the minimum fare applicable with equal amount of excess charges subject to the minimum of Rs. 250/-

4) Travelling in a higher class

The difference in fare for the minimum charge of the class upto the point of detection with equal amount of excess charges subject to the minimum of Rs. 250/-. Difference in fares will be collected from the point of detection to the destination of the passenger as per ticket held, if accommodated in higher class. If there is no accommodation, the passenger will be detrained from higher class and will be directed to goto the class for which he origianally holds the ticket.

5) Passengers travelling 'on e-ticket' without original identity card (now applicable for all reserved tickets) original id-card

Will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged as per rules (in 1 above)

6) Senior citizens travelling without age proof

(i) Senior citizens whose age is 60 years and above for men & 58 years and above for women, travelling without age proof will be charged the difference of full fare and the concessional fare

(ii) Persons travelling on Senior Citizen's concessions whose age is below 60 years for men and below 58 years for women, will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules (in 1 above). The concession ticket will be forfeited. (Possibly SINCE WITHDRAWN)

7) Concession ticket holder travelling without original certificate

Wherever instructed, the concession ticket holders should carry the respective certificates in original and produce it on demand. Otherwise they will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules (in 1 above). The concession ticket held by the passenger will be forfeited.

8) Physically challenged persons travelling on concessions without an escort

Will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules (in 1 above)

9) Male persons found travelling in ladies compartments

Will be vacated from the coach and if he resists, he will be forcibly removed from the coach. Ticket forfeited and shall also be punishable with a fine which may extend upto Rs. 500/-

10) Smoking in railway compartments/premises

Shall be punishable with a fine up to Rs. 200/-

11) Roof top travel and footboard travel

Shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term up to 3 months or with fine up to Rs. 500/- or with both.

12. Trespass (i) Crossing of railway track (ii) Entering into platform without proper authority

Shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term up to 6 months or with fine up to Rs. 1000/- or with both.

13) Travelling in drunken condition/Consuming Alcohol in train

May be removed from the railway premises. In addition to forfeiture of his ticket/travel authority or pass. punishable with imprisonment up to 6 months and fine up to Rs. 500/-

14) Alarm chain pulling without any valid reason

Shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term up to 1 year or fine up to Rs. 1000/- or both.

15) Travelling in Brake van/Luggage van

It is strictly prohibited. If found travelling will be treated as travelling without ticket in First Class. Fare + Penalty is collected as per rules and will be removed from the carriage.

16) Travelling without Super fast surcharge ticket in Super fast trains

Will be charged with Super fast surcharge and excess charge of Rs. 250/-

17) Waitlisted passengers travelling in reserved coaches

Will be detrained from the reserved compartments and directed to unreserved coaches

18) Waitlisted 'e-ticket' holders travelling in reserved coaches

Will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules

19) Transfer of tickets

Forfeiture of ticket and Will be treated as without ticket and charged as per rules

20) Ticket holders travelling on other than booked trains

Passengers holding confirmed reserved tickets found travelling by other than booked trains inclusive of suburban trains, will be treated as travelling without ticket

21) Season ticket holders including First Class Season ticket holders travelling in Reserved coaches of any class

Season ticket holders including First Class Season ticket holders are not permitted to travel in Reserved coaches of any class. If found travelling, the passengers will be treated as travelling without ticket.