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Posted: Oct 31 2016 (00:08)

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After a passenger’s tweet to the Railway Minister, Western Railway has started a three-day drive to ensure local commuters don’t board the Rajdhani Express and August Kranti Express from Borivali.
On Thursday, a 40-year-old woman who travelled on the August Kranti Express from Delhi to Mumbai tweeted to Suresh Prabhu about people without valid tickets boarding the train at Borivali and travelling to Mumbai Central.
Nidhi Jamwal, a resident of Andheri was returning from Delhi on the August Kranti Express on Thursday. When the train stopped at Borivali station, Jamwal said that a
group of commuters boarded her compartment. "They seemed to be officegoers. When they did not get down at Andheri, I figured out that they wanted to get off at Mumbai Central and were using the August Kranti Express as a local train,” Jamwal said.
Jamwal spoke to the rail staff, who told her this was a common practice for Rajdhani trains. Jamwal called for the Ticket Checker, but he put her off. “I had to get down at Andheri, so I could not make a written complaint. But after getting home, I tweeted at Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and the railway board. The Indian Railway cannot allow the Rajdhani trains to be used as local trains,” Jamwal said.
Jamwal said that the railway board informed her that her complaint would be taken seriously and forwarded to the concerned authorities via Twitter.
Mukul Jain, divisional railway manager, Western Railway, Mumbai Central Division said that Western Railway began the ticket checking drive on the Rajdhani trains after they got a message from the railway board on Thursday.
“The ticket checking staff has been instructed to take strict action against anyone found travelling in the Rajdhani trains without a ticket,” Jain said.
Shailesh Goel, former member of Indian Railway Users Consultative Council, said using Rajdhani trains as local trains was common practice. “Both the railway staff and officers are aware of this,” Goel said.

Oct 31 2016 (00:08)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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Travelling in ac coaches in exp/SF trains either with ordinary unreserved ticket or without ticket is rampant in many (may be almost all) the routes of the IR. But all these happen in connivance with IR Staff/TTE. It happens in Rajdhani class train and that too in Mumbai AK Rajdhani is a news to me!!
Corruption is flourishing day by day as common public has bowed before it. An alert citizen and of course with an honest RM at the top has resulted in the fact coming to limelight and possibility of any action against the culprits, else nothing happen.
incidence, the BBS Raj stoppage case, and reports that both being regular incidences and not isolated cases,
The fact that Maximum number (distinctly high) of vigilance complaints being received against IR officials than any other deptts or All banks together.
Common experience of public with TTEs, Parcel offices, all indicates that IR has become more of a departmental fiefdom rather than a national asset serving the Indians.
Hats off to Madam Nidhi Jamwal,who took pain of doing some effort for cleansing the system, rather than being a mute spectator like most of us!!

Oct 31 2016 (00:56)
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Are you saying that anyone can use Rajdhani trains as local ones? You kidding me or what, it is a premium class train; it is not meant for local travelling.

Oct 31 2016 (01:06)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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No problem bro, passenger should buy proper ticket (ac Class)and go in ac class!
Rly rules say improper ticket is considered as without ticket. IR says if train is going empty, it does not mean a passenger boards it without buying proper ticket.
Here inefficiency of IR comes into picture who operate as lakeer ke fakeer and are wasting the national resources (i.e. tax payers/ public money)
relative, once have to go from Bhopal to NGP by Rajdhani express and he was ready to take any ticket and pay amount, but he was told there is no room. He himself saw at Bhopal stn one coach was almost full empty. The next stop from BPL was NGP, so no one was going to board the train between BPL & NGP. So IR loose revenue and the person does not get facility he deserve. What he ultimately did, I did not ask, but should have asked.

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