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05/08/2020
Laws of Bangladesh

The Railways Act, 1890

( ACT NO. IX Of 1890 )

Chapter IX

PENALTIES AND OFFENCES

Other offences

Travelling without pass or ticket or with insufficient pass or ticket of beyond authorised distance
113. (1) If a passenger travels in a train without having a proper pass or a proper ticket with him, or, being in or having alighted from a train, fails or refuses to present for examination or to deliver up his pass or ticket immediately on requisition being made therefor under section 69, he shall be liable to pay, on the demand of any railway servant appointed by the railway administration in this behalf, the excess charge hereinafter in this section mentioned, in addition to the ordinary single fare from the station from which the train originally started, or if the tickets of passengers travelling in the train have been examined since the original starting of the train, the ordinary single fare from the place where the tickets were examined or, in the case of their having been examined more than once, from the place where the tickets were last examined.
 
 
(2) If a passenger travels or attempts to travel in or on a carriage, or by a train, of a higher class than that for which he has obtained a pass or purchased a ticket, or travels in or on a carriage beyond the place authorised by his pass or ticket, he shall be liable to pay, on the demand of any railway servant appointed by the railway administration in this behalf, the excess charge hereinafter in this section mentioned, in addition to any difference between any fare paid by him and the fare payable in respect of such journey as he has made.
 
 
(3) The excess charge referred to in sub-section (1) and sub-section (2) shall be a sum equivalent, to the amount otherwise payable under those sub-sections, or 1[Taka five], whichever is greater:
 
 
Provided that where the passenger has immediately after incurring the charge and before being detected by the railway servant notified to the railway servant on duty with the train the fact of the charge having been incurred, the excess charge shall be one-sixth of the excess charge otherwise payable calculated to the nearest 2[multiple of ten poisha, or Taka one], whichever is greater:
 
 
Provided further that if the passenger has with him a certificate granted under sub-section (2) of section 68, no excess charge shall be payable.
 
 
(4) If a passenger liable to pay the excess charge and fare mentioned in sub-section (1), or the excess charge and any difference of fare mentioned in sub-section (2), fails or refuses to pay the same on demand being made therefor under one or other of those sub-sections, as the case may be, any railway servant appointed by the railway administration in this behalf may apply to any or Magistrate of the first or second class for the recovery of the sum payable as if it were a fine, and the Magistrate if satisfied that the sum is payable shall order it to be
 
 
so recovered, and may order that the person liable for the payment shall in default of payment suffer imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month. Any sum recovered under this sub-section shall, as it is recovered, be paid to the railway administration.

  • 1
    The words “Taka five” were substituted, for the words “eight annas” by section 2 and the Railways (Amendment) Act, 1975 (Act No. XX of 1975).
  • 2
    The words and comma “multiple of ten poisha, or Taka one” were substituted, for the words and comma “anna, or two annas” by section 2 and the Railways (Amendment) Act, 1975 (Act No. XX of 1975).
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