Audio: Beware: Ticket-less travellers by train

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The railway security authority informed that they had increased the fine on ticket-less travel to Rs 2,500. The fine is intended to create awareness among the commuters to purchase a ticket at normal rates and avoid paying a fine of Rs 2,500.

The railway department hopes to increase its revenues with the proposed fine hike.

Earlier, a commuter traveling in the third class compartment without a ticket had to pay a fine of Rs. 900, a second class compartment commuter Rs. 1,100 and a first class commuter Rs. 1,650. Now with this increase a passenger traveling in a higher class holding a low class ticket would be fined Rs 2,500 plus double the difference in fares of the upper class. In addition damages to railway crossings involve a fine of Rs 25,000, the railway security authority said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • Now Tell Me Tuesday, 12 March 2013 05:26 AM

    Can the commuters issue a fine to the railway department for trains running late? after all the SLR is owned by the state and all state institutions are owned by the citizens of the country so commuters should peruse this and take SRL to court for not providing the service promised when a ticket is purchased, sue them i say ... its the only way to keep them honest. and if the judge is late for the hearing sue that fellow too after all it is the people who pay his wages as well.

    Justice Seeker Tuesday, 12 March 2013 03:32 AM

    one of the best imposition

    nithakaran Tuesday, 12 March 2013 03:40 AM

    a frequent spot check should be imposed, because i have seen people call and let others about where about the ticket checkers are like they do in the bus when a traffic police await to catch the violators of traffic. i have seen people simply by pass the station. i also seen on a every day basis one man travel from a chillaw to panadura, he only purchase his ticket at egoda uyana. (this is on a daily basis). finally why in the world they are putting a 2nd class compartment during the office hours, i mean so many

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 12 March 2013 12:29 AM

    Stop passengers from entering and exiting the stations from the tracks. This is how CGR loses money in spite of running packed trains every day.

    Jonh Tuesday, 12 March 2013 03:59 AM

    It does not matter the fine however please allocate more ticket counters every where because rush time also staff issues ticket as normal time. Person use fort station can experience the ticket issuing way as I940’s. I am wondering any senior staff member did not identify this problem till.

    Kumara Tuesday, 12 March 2013 06:57 AM

    Can we have a conductor on board the train please?

    n Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:35 AM

    Well said

    Kadira Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:28 AM

    There are two and they are called "Guards" in railway jargon. The are at the front and rear of the train, most of the time reading news papers.

    Kadira Tuesday, 12 March 2013 04:58 AM

    The train fares in Sri Lanka are cheap in keeping with the grade of service provided. The toilets in the train are just holes in the floor. The fares too should be increase and a better service provided. A lot of "Donkey Bed" class tourist use the trains and the service should be improved.

    Kadira Tuesday, 12 March 2013 05:04 AM

    A lot of railway staff and their families travel ticketless in trains, specially first class.


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