Indian railway rules passengers train travel on waiting ticket crime punishment fine: If you travel in the reservation bogie with a waiting ticket from the railway counter, be careful. If you do this, you may have to eat jail air. Traveling with an unconfirmed ticket is considered the same as traveling without a ticket under the Indian Railways rule. This means that if you travel in the reservation bogie with a waiting ticket, then the traveling ticket examiner, ie TTE, can take you out of the bogie.
With this, legal action can be taken against you under the Railway Act 1989. Section 55 of the Railway Act considers traveling without ticket as a crime, for which there is a provision of 6 months jail sentence and fine under section 137.
If you book tickets online by visiting the website of IRCTC and in case of non-confirmation, the ticket is automatically canceled and the money is refunded to the customer’s account. However, taking a ticket from a railway counter does not automatically cancel. For this, one has to go to the railway counter.
If you take a waiting ticket from the railway counter, you can travel in the general bogie if the ticket is not confirmed. Apart from this, only the person in whose name the railway or IRCTC issues the ticket can travel on that ticket. No other person can travel on another ticket. If someone is caught traveling on another ticket, action can be taken against him.
The country’s largest and cheapest transport network is the railway. Most people in the country travel by train. In such a situation, it is very important for everyone to know the rules and regulations of the railway, because knowingly or unknowingly violating any railway law, you may have to go to jail. You may also have to pay a fine.
Let us tell you some important laws related to railways.
1. It is a crime for women in a train to enter any male passenger in the reserve bogie. If a woman enters a bogie, she can be fined. Also, TTE can remove such a male passenger from the bogey.
2. Under Section 156 of the Railway Act, traveling on the roof, stairs, doors and engine of a train can lead to jail for three months. Also, fines can be imposed.
3. According to Section 167 of the Railway Act, smoking in a train is a crime. Such people can be fined.
4. If the TTE asks to show the ticket during the journey or after the end of the journey, the passenger will have to show the ticket. If not done, action can be taken against that passenger.
5. No one is allowed to travel on the train by drinking or intoxicating and abusing. Along with taking such a person off the train, action can be taken against him under Section 145 of the Railway Act. In such a case a provision of 6 months jail and fine has been made.
6. Under section 141 of the Railway Act, it is also a crime to run a train or beg. Those doing so may face a jail term of one year. You may also have to pay a fine.
7. No one has the right to sell the train ticket without the permission of the railway. If someone is caught selling tickets, action can be taken against him under Section 142 of the Railway Act. In such a case, a provision of three months jail and fine has been made.
8. Stoning in train is a serious crime. After doing this, a provision of 10 years jail sentence and fine has been made under Section 150 of the Railway Act.
9. Under section 151 of the Railway Act, there can be a jail term of 5 years for arson or damage to the train. Can be fined as well.
10. According to the Railway Act, if a person is suffering from an infection disease, he will have to take special permission of the railway to travel on the train. If such a patient travels without permission, then he can be removed from the train. Not only this, hitchhikers traveling with such patients can also be removed from the train. Also, his ticket can also be seized.
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