Indian Railways Rule: You will get compensation if your goods are stolen during train travel, know how
If you also travel by train, then you should know this rule of the Indian Railways. Actually, 80 percent of the passengers traveling by train do not know about this rule.
Let us tell you that if your luggage is stolen during the journey on the train, then you can get compensation for it. You can claim compensation for your theft belongings. Not only this, if your goods are not received within 6 months, then you can also go to the consumer forum. There are many rules that you need to know about. If you know about these rules then you will not have any problem during the journey.
According to the rule of the Supreme Court, if your luggage is stolen while traveling on the train, then you can go to the RPF police station and file a report. Also, at the same time, you also fill a form. It is written in it that if your goods are not received within 6 months, then you should also complain in the consumer forum and the Railways will pay compensation after estimating the cost of the goods.
You cannot travel on a waiting ticket: If you have a waiting ticket then you cannot travel in the reserved coach of the train. If you are caught while traveling, you will have to pay a fine of at least Rs 250 and then travel in a general coach from the next station. But if the ticket of two out of four passengers is confirmed, then the remaining two people can go to their seats after taking permission from TTE.
You will have to pay penalty: If you do not have a ticket during the journey, then under Section 138 of the Railway Act, strict action can be taken against you. Under this section, the fixed simple fare from the railway for the distance traveled by you or the fixed simple fare for the distance covered from the station from where the train has left and a penalty of Rs 250 can also be taken. If you have a lower-class ticket then the difference in fare will also be charged.
You will be jailed: Apart from this, if a passenger is caught traveling by tampering with the ticket, then a case will be registered under Railway Section 137. In this, the passenger can be punished with imprisonment of 6 months, a fine of 1000 rupees or both.