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Railways to compensate man with Rs. 75,000 for inconvenience

04 Jun 2017 | By Vaneet Randhawa

In a complaint pertaining to 2013, the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) awarded Rs. 75,000 to Delhi-based Vijay Kumar, who suffered inconvenience on his train journey.

The Indian Railways were told by the state consumer commission that one-third of the compensation towards the man will be deducted from the ticket checker's salary as he had failed to help the aggrieved man.

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Man suffered inconvenience on his train journey

2013Man suffered inconvenience on his train journey

On 30 March 2013, Delhi resident Vijay Kumar had experienced inconvenience while travelling by Dakshin Express from Visakhapatnam to New Delhi.

Kumar said that people from Bina Station in Madhya Pradesh had occupied his reserved berth and also caused inconvenience to him and other co-passengers.

Moreover, when he tried to complain to the TTE or another official, no one could be found.

04 Jun 2017Railways to compensate man with Rs. 75,000 for inconvenience