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Apr 14 2015 (10:20)   12640/Brindavan Express
 

Reddy   3 blog posts
Entry# 1428087            Tags   Past Edits
Ticketless passengers abuse and harass a female passenger in reserved coach.
.
Incident occurred on April 11, 2015.
Train 12640 Brindavan Express
Bangalore to Chennai
Coach
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more...
D3.
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The situation demanded that my wife and 4-year-old son had to travel and accordingly I had booked 2 tickets for them.
.
As usual I accompanied them to the Bangalore city railway station.
.
My wife and son boarded the designated coach and ensured they were seated in their respective seats ie a window seat for my son and middle seat for my wife.
The train left Bangalore as per schedule and I headed towards my home.
.
We both exchanged SMS about missing each other. For quite some time there was no sms from my wife and I was under the impression she must be asleep.
.
Around 4:30 pm after the train crossed Bangarapet I got a call from my wife about trouble to her from the co passenger in the train.
My wife narrated that the lady sitting next to her on aisle seat was sitting like on a floor with both legs crossed.
This meant that my wife and son were literally sitting in just one seat even though I had booked two seats.
Even though the lady had only one seat for herself, the other two seats were literally occupied by her sitting with legs crossed like we sit on floor with legs crossed.
We all knew that Brindavan express reserved coaches are of second sitting class with three people to seat.
This led to verbal argument and then abuse.
By this time her husband also joined and started to harass my wife.
.
Both husband and wife briefly told my wife:
To make my son sit on my wife lap.
My son is not entitled to sit on seat.
To board a flight and not to travel in reserved coach.
The seat my wife and son sitting belong to them.
Window seat which my son was sitting belong to them.
.
This went on and on and on at regular intervals. This seat fighting then turned to verbal abuse like commenting about my wife and the dress she is wearing and you can imagine rest of the things for yourself. This went on and on and both the husband and wife started making fun of my wife and son. She started pushing my wife towards the window as much as possible.
.
Now comes the most interesting part ie the TTE for ticket checking. When the TTE asked for the tickets both husband and wife did not have tickets and are travelling in reserved coach ticketless. THEY DO NOT HAVE TICKETS. They are ticketless passengers travelling in reserved coach sitting and arguing for seat and abusing a reserved coach female who was travelling alone.
My wife never knew that they were of ticketless passengers during this seat fighting/argument.
.
Other passengers also tried to intervene but were of no help for my wife.
.
At Ambur station a third passenger related to this husband and wife joined and the problem became even bigger. Even he i.e. the third passenger who boarded in Ambur started to abuse my wife.
Out of frustration my wife phone called me with all the details and trouble she was undergoing.
.
Sitting in Bangalore I quickly realized the gravity of problem. I searched for the Railway Police phone number and got the Chennai RPF number. I phone called the RPF Chennai and a lady picked the call. I informed about the trouble my wife was undergoing in the train and she quickly transferred the call to her supervisor. The RPF supervisor started to record my statement. I gave full description of the trouble my wife was undergoing in the train, including details of her coach number, seat number she was sitting. They collected my wife details including her phone numbers. RPF Chennai informed me to stay calm and he will ensure safety of my wife. RPF Chennai phone called my wife and told her to be calm and traced the train to be moving towards Katpadi and wait for RPF personal to board the train at Katpadi station.
RPF Chennai and I phone called my wife to inform her that RPF personal will come to her help at Katpadi station.
As soon as the Brindavan Express reached Katpadi station 5 RPF police including a woman constable boarded D3 coach and took stock of the situation after speaking to my wife and to those three shameless, obnoxious disgusting cowards who were harassing my wife who was travelling alone. RPF police checked tickets of my wife and concluded she had 2 reserved tickets. While the husband and wife who boarded/occupied seat at Bangarapet never had tickets and the third passenger who boarded at Ambur had tickets. This meant that the husband and wife travelled ticketless. It is also not clear as to where the husband and wife boarded the train but was evident that they were ticketless passengers. The RPF police then questioned the TTE as to how he allowed ticketless passengers to board reserved coach and allowed them to travel who in turn abused a reserved coach female passenger. The TTE and all three passengers were mute spectators before RPF police and all other passengers in the coach justified the amount of trouble that these three passengers gave to my wife.
The RPF police removed all three passengers and those three were never to be seen in that coach. It was likely they were moved to another coach which was not clear. The RPF personal accompanied my wife in the train until she got down at her designated station. At the station where she got down the RPF personal were seen waiting for her to alight. My father-in-law received my wife and thanked RPF personal who accompanied my wife in train and who were at station. I also got a call from RPF Chennai supervisor who was monitoring this episode and confirmed that my wife alighted at her designated station and is safe.
Now the big question mark about this episode is pointed towards the TTE. Until the RPF checked for the tickets in katpadi my wife never knew that the husband and wife who harassed were ticketless passengers. If the TTE had not allowed the ticketless passengers to travel in reserved coach my wife would have never undergone the harassment. In every railway budget the railway minister speaks about safety for passengers. This is the kind of service and safety my wife got in Brindavan express. We are sure there are several hundreds of such incidents and this is not just one of them.
In every major railway station we get to see and read this.
Indian Railways Wishes You A Happy Journey. When I checked the meaning for “Happy” it shows “cheerful”, “joyful”. Do we have a joyful or cheerful journey? If yes then the above episode will justify. Further when I check the meaning of “Wish” it shows “hope for” So hope for a happy journey but not guaranteed.
Travelling without a ticket
Section 138 says
If any passenger being in a train, fails or refuses to present for examination his ticket immediately on demand being made there for under section 54, or
travels in a train in contravention of the provisions of section 55, he shall be liable to pay, on the demand of any railway servant authorised in this behalf.
Here the railway servant i.e. TTE himself is the culprit and where the question of passenger is liable to pay.
My advice to all female passengers when travelling alone.
Keep your relatives or friends informed about your travel and the place of alight. In case of emergency they might be of help to you.
Note down and save the railway police phone numbers of your railway zone in your mobile phone.
As much as possible try to avoid travelling alone especially during the night.

7 posts - Thu Apr 23, 2015

  
1237 views
Apr 23 2015 (09:05)
§ąī ĴīńĘńđŗą*^~   1676 blog posts   3950 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1428087-8            Tags   Past Edits
just now gone thru this blog and before writing a big THANKS for the note, I had forwarded the ZONAL RPF NUMBER to my wife and children who are just on the way to EGMORE to board the 12641 Thirukkural Exp.
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There are so many shameless peoples are there. Likewise same incident happened when we (a group of 70 passengers) were traveling in same 12640 brindavan exp. Few unreserved passengers wanted to be seated on the seats by pushing, where already 3 passengers are siting. As we refused and argued with them,
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they block the passage in such a way that even going for Natural call became tough. After the endless arguments, I send a SMS to railway helpline(+91 97176 30982) and at Jolarpettai, RPF removed them from our coach....

  
1317 views
May 02 2015 (12:32)
IR no more Safe^~   22520 blog posts   98995 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1428087-9            Tags   Past Edits
such a shame that these are still very much prevelent !

  
1428 views
May 02 2015 (12:44)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5409 blog posts   9667 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1428087-10            Tags   Past Edits
Same thing happen to me every time in triveni express when i return from lko to sgrl , every time i find 2-3 person on my seat and TTE doesn't say a bit to them , and i had to face this troube all the time but it's good indeed that RPF did a great job in your case .

  
1288 views
Jun 24 2015 (02:45)
छोटा आदमी~   7349 blog posts   103172 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1428087-13            Tags   Past Edits
thanks for sharing this, and good that you took pro-active steps as the situation was worsening.
Really impressed with the quick response of RPF personnel here, great job. The TTE has to collect fine and issue extra fare ticket to all ticketless travelers, and is also entitled to take corrective steps if reserved passengers feel any threat from ticketless travlers. Big lapse on side of the TTE.

  
1796 views
Jul 22 2015 (06:20)
Guest: b2722db   show all posts
Re# 1428087-14            Tags   Past Edits
Shameful person who did this
  
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Apr 14 2015 (10:09)  
 

Reddy   3 blog posts
Entry# 1428057            Tags   Past Edits
Ticketless passengers abuse and harass a female passenger in reserved coach.
.
Incident occurred on April 11, 2015.
Train 12640 Brindavan Express
Bangalore to Chennai
Coach
...
more...
D3.
.
The situation demanded that my wife and 4-year-old son had to travel and accordingly I had booked 2 tickets for them.
.
As usual I accompanied them to the Bangalore city railway station.
.
My wife and son boarded the designated coach and ensured they were seated in their respective seats ie a window seat for my son and middle seat for my wife.
The train left Bangalore as per schedule and I headed towards my home.
.
We both exchanged SMS about missing each other. For quite some time there was no sms from my wife and I was under the impression she must be asleep.
.
Around 4:30 pm after the train crossed Bangarapet I got a call from my wife about trouble to her from the co passenger in the train.
My wife narrated that the lady sitting next to her on aisle seat was sitting like on a floor with both legs crossed.
This meant that my wife and son were literally sitting in just one seat even though I had booked two seats.
Even though the lady had only one seat for herself, the other two seats were literally occupied by her sitting with legs crossed like we sit on floor with legs crossed.
We all knew that Brindavan express reserved coaches are of second sitting class with three people to seat.
This led to verbal argument and then abuse.
By this time her husband also joined and started to harass my wife.
.
Both husband and wife briefly told my wife:
To make my son sit on my wife lap or make him stand.
My son is not entitled to sit on seat.
To board a flight and not to travel in reserved coach.
The seat my wife and son sitting belong to them.
Window seat which my son was sitting belong to them.
.
This went on and on and on at regular intervals. This seat fighting then turned to verbal abuse like commenting about my wife and the dress she is wearing and you can imagine rest of the things for yourself. This went on and on and both the husband and wife started making fun of my wife and son. She started pushing my wife towards the window as much as possible.
.
Now comes the most interesting part ie the TTE for ticket checking. When the TTE asked for the tickets both husband and wife did not have tickets and are travelling in reserved coach ticketless. THEY DO NOT HAVE TICKETS. They are ticketless passengers travelling in reserved coach sitting and arguing for seat and abusing a reserved coach female who was travelling alone.
My wife never knew that they were of ticketless passengers during this seat fighting/argument.
.
Other passengers also tried to intervene but were of no help for my wife.
.
At Ambur station a third passenger related to this husband and wife joined and the problem became even bigger. Even he i.e. the third passenger who boarded in Ambur started to abuse my wife.
Out of frustration my wife phone called me with all the details and trouble she was undergoing.
.
Sitting in Bangalore I quickly realized the gravity of problem. I searched for the Railway Police phone number and got the Chennai RPF number. I phone called the RPF Chennai and a lady picked the call. I informed about the trouble my wife was undergoing in the train and she quickly transferred the call to her supervisor. The RPF supervisor started to record my statement. I gave full description of the trouble my wife was undergoing in the train, including details of her coach number, seat number she was sitting. They collected my wife details including her phone numbers. RPF Chennai informed me to stay calm and he will ensure safety of my wife. RPF Chennai phone called my wife and told her to be calm and traced the train to be moving towards Katpadi and wait for RPF personal to board the train at Katpadi station.
RPF Chennai and I phone called my wife to inform her that RPF personal will come to her help at Katpadi station.
As soon as the Brindavan Express reached Katpadi station 5 RPF police including a woman constable boarded D3 coach and took stock of the situation after speaking to my wife and to those three shameless, obnoxious disgusting cowards who were harassing my wife who was travelling alone. RPF police checked tickets of my wife and concluded she had 2 reserved tickets. While the husband and wife who boarded/occupied seat at Bangarapet never had tickets and the third passenger who boarded at Ambur had tickets. This meant that the husband and wife travelled ticketless. It is also not clear as to where the husband and wife boarded the train but was evident that they were ticketless passengers. The RPF police then questioned the TTE as to how he allowed ticketless passengers to board reserved coach and allowed them to travel who in turn abused a reserved coach female passenger. The TTE and all three passengers were mute spectators before RPF police and all other passengers in the coach justified the amount of trouble that these three passengers gave to my wife.
The RPF police removed all three passengers and those three were never to be seen in that coach. It was likely they were moved to another coach which was not clear.
.
The RPF personal accompanied my wife in the train until she got down at her designated station. At the station where she got down the RPF personal were seen waiting for her to alight. My father-in-law received my wife and thanked RPF personal who accompanied my wife in train and who were at station. I also got a call from RPF Chennai supervisor who was monitoring this episode and confirmed that my wife alighted at her designated station and is safe.
Now the big question mark about this episode is pointed towards the TTE. Until the RPF checked for the tickets in katpadi my wife never knew that the husband and wife who harassed were ticketless passengers. If the TTE had not allowed the ticketless passengers to travel in reserved coach my wife would have never undergone the harassment. In every railway budget the railway minister speaks about safety for passengers. This is the kind of service and safety my wife got in Brindavan express. We are sure there are several hundreds of such incidents and this is not just one of them.
In every major railway station we get to see and read this.
Indian Railways Wishes You A Happy Journey. When I checked the meaning for “Happy” it shows “cheerful”, “joyful”. Do we have a joyful or cheerful journey? If yes then the above episode will justify. Further when I check the meaning of “Wish” it shows “hope for” So hope for a happy journey but not guaranteed.
Travelling without a ticket
Section 138 says
If any passenger being in a train, fails or refuses to present for examination his ticket immediately on demand being made there for under section 54, or
travels in a train in contravention of the provisions of section 55, he shall be liable to pay, on the demand of any railway servant authorised in this behalf.
Here the railway servant i.e. TTE himself is the culprit and where the question of passenger is liable to pay.
My advice to all female passengers when travelling alone.
Keep your relatives or friends informed about your travel and the place of alight. In case of emergency they might be of help to you.
Note down and save the railway police phone numbers of your railway zone in your mobile phone.
As much as possible try to avoid travelling alone especially during the night.

1 posts - Tue Apr 14, 2015

  
803 views
Apr 14 2015 (10:24)
SJ RAJDHANI   289 blog posts   6590 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1428057-2            Tags   Past Edits
Very sad state of affairs. Strange that there was no reserved passenger in the aisle seat. Brindavan goes jam packed. Strange still that the TTE allowed ticketless travellers in a reserved coach. Strange again that relief finally reached at Katpadi - almost at the destination, when patrolling in premium trains is there. Never come accross such experience even when there was less of vigilance many many years ago. Cannot say much on this.

  
789 views
Apr 14 2015 (10:27)
Guest: 6f3cf02e   show all posts
Re# 1428057-3            Tags   Past Edits
Shameless People
I Thought This Only Hapens In Part Of Northern India
Surprised To Know Such Shameless Incidents Happen In Southern Part Too

4 posts are hidden.

  
Apr 14 2015 (10:46)
Reddy   3 blog posts
Re# 1428057-8            Tags   Past Edits
I reiterate again that the TTE was very much aware that both husband and wife were ticketless passengers. God all knows the understanding between the TTE and husband/ wife passengers. Once the RPF police questioned the TTE at katpadi as to why he has not fined nor collected excess fare from the ticketless passengers he was mute. Other passengers of D3 coach also questioned this to the TTE.
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The RPF Chennai phone number I called for help was 044-25353999.
I
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got this number on the internet and here is the link showing important help and complaint phone numbers.
click here
I have saved the file and attached here as well.

  
913 views
Apr 14 2015 (10:59)
SJ RAJDHANI   289 blog posts   6590 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1428057-9            Tags   Past Edits
That's what my issue is: How can a TTE, fully empowered, be so callous in the present times? Today a TTE cannot act on his own. Even RAC passengers have BERTH right today- so much is the enlightenment of travelling public. Gone are those days (at least to a great extent) when you had to pay for getting a berth without EFT. Very strange indeed, I mean your experience. Anyway, the nightmare is over.

  
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Apr 14 2015 (11:13)
rajatbhopalkar   132 blog posts   1607 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1428057-10            Tags   Past Edits
There is a android app available for passenger safety "GRP Help App" -GRP Help is the official Government Railway Police App to help and empower Passengers of Indian Railways.
With this App, Passengers can ask for Help from Railway Police and register complaints. They will get a confirmation SMS from GRP that help will be reaching them.
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