Many Unreserved Passengers who normally travel in General Unreserved Coaches had experience (Mostly in Long Journey Trains) seats blocked by unauthorized people and asking for money. Read Below Press released RPF/Indian Railway Taking Strict action against those.
As per Press Released by Southern Railway It has come to light a person was caught for unauthorized blocking of unreserved seats in unreserved coach of Train No.12679 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Intercity Express on 11.02.2017 and subsequently selling them for Rs.50/- per seat.He was nabbed by our Railway Inspector and immediately apprehended and booked under law.
As per Indian Railways Act 1989 – Section 155 (1), blocking of unreserved accommodation in unreserved coaches is prohibited.
Unreserved passengers are requested to report such unscrupulous practices to the Helpline phone numbers to enable Railways to take immediate action.