Northern Railway gears up for Holi rush

While Holi is still a month away, Northern Railway has already started gearing up to prevent malpractices like touting and frauds in sale of tickets due to the sudden rush of passengers expected during the festival.

Railway officials said an action plan has been formulated to ensure smooth functioning of reservation counters. at all locations across the zone.

“Railway staff will be posted outside the reservation counters at all locations. The staff will countersign the completed forms the make sure the address is correct before it is submitted to the reservation clerk,” said SK Sharma, CPRO, Northern Railway.

Senior railway officers will be deputed to supervise the staff nominated for countersigning the requisition slips at the reservation counters, he added. Railway officials said additional reservation counters would be opened at locations wher they are needed.

“Team of  vigilance inspectors and personnel from Railway Protection Force will be deputed at reservation offices for surveillance over activities of touts, anti-social elements and detect ticket frauds,” said the CPRO.

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