New Delhi: In an effort to curb malpractices by Railway staff in connivance with unscrupulous elements, checks are conducted in booking offices, reservation offices, trains following which stringent action is taken against the railway staff under Disciplinary and Appeal Rules, if found involved in malpractices.
Indian Railways has taken a large number of measures to keep a check on the activities of unscrupulous elements involved in malpractices in reservation like joint as well as independent checks are conducted by Commercial, Vigilance & Security Departments (Railway Protection Force) to curb the activities of unscrupulous elements, official sources here said.
Checks will be conducted at reservation offices are supplemented by checks on the train to detect the cases of transferred reserved tickets i.e. persons found travelling fraudulently against accommodation actually reserved in the name of another passenger.
Surveillance at reservation offices has also been stepped up by installing Close Circuit Television at important PRS locations to keep watch on any possible misuse of reservation system. Booking pattern at reservation offices is also monitored for detecting unusual pattern and fraudulent working of unscrupulous elements, they said.
Carrying of prescribed original identity proof has been made compulsory for one of the passengers while undertaking journey in reserved class. General public are also educated through Public Address System and media, not to buy tickets from unscrupulous elements and consequences of buying tickets from these sources.(UNI)