Checking of tickets during night time in reserved coaches
What says Railway Rules?
Checking staff should be suitably instructed that tickets in reserved coaches should normally be checked between 0600 hours and 2200
In case of reserved passengers tickets should be checked initially after passengers board the Trains to begin their journey.
Bonafide reserved passengers whose tickets have already been examined and verified should not be disturbed between 2200 hours and 0600 hours without a valid reason. However, since the overall responsibility of not permitting any unauthorised passenger in the coach lies with the ticket checking staff, if any unauthorised passenger is found in the coach, this provision cannot be taken as a plea for the same.
Checks can also be made between 2200 hours and 0600 hours in the following circumstances:-
a) In case where train departs from originating station on or after 2200 hours;
b) the passengers who have to perform their journey between 2200 hours and 0600 hours;
c) where tickets have not been checked after boarding.
However, care should be taken by the ticket checking staff that the passengers are not be unduly disturbed during the night time.
Reserved coaches can also be cheeked between 2200 hours and 0600 hours in Vigilance Department have any doubt/have sourced information about some suspicious activity/unauthorized
carrying of passengers. It may, however, be ensured that it should be done with the inconvenience to the passengers.
More details visit www.indianrailways.gov.in