Can I Boarding one station before using tatkal ticket ?

#1 Oct 23rd, 2011, 00:50
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I have tatkal ticket from yelahanka(B'lore outskirts ) - Kachiguda.
since i have a nearer boarding point (which comes before yelahanka in the train route from Bangalore) i boarded there.
To my surprise , TT came for inspection and (Since i don't have general ticket till Yelahanka ) , i was charged 370 bucks.

Same thing explained differently:

B'lore - X - Yelahanka - Y - Z - kachiguda .
I have tatkal reservavation from Yelahanka to Kachiguda
Dist between X - Yelahanka is around 20 Kms.
I boarded the train @ X station.

The distance between the stations i travelled without ticket is around 20Kms, Isn't 370 bucks fine is too much ?

My questions are
1) Can't i board on an earlier station using tatkal ticket ?
2) What are the guidelines to define a fine , (which TTs define on their own terms) ?
3) Can i challenge the fine ?

Please give me some thougts,
#2 Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:49
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  • narendra.d is offline
No, you cant board from an earlier station on any ticket even if it is a single km away. What is the purpose of a ticket with a from and to station name?
You didn't mention which class you were in. The fine is determined on the basis of class, distance, type of error and also a min fine.

Even if your ticket is from A to Z, with boarding at C, you are not allowed to board at anywhere before C.
Last edited by narendra.d; Oct 23rd, 2011 at 10:46..
#3 Oct 23rd, 2011, 13:22
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I was in sleeper class
#4 Oct 23rd, 2011, 14:28
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  • aarosh is offline
For ticket less travel in sleeper class the fine is Rs 250/- plus fare for minimum of 200 kms, irrespective of distance traveled. For example if 5 km traveled without ticket you will be fined for Rs 250/- plus fare for minimum 200 kms (Rs 120/-) a total of Rs 370/-

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