Rlys asked to pay ₹10k compensation
SAHARANPUR: A consumer court here has directed the Indian Railways to pay ₹10,000 as compensation to an elderly man who faced the agony of being de-boarded from a train as the ticket issued to him was wrongly dated 1,000 years into the future. Retired Professor Vishnu Kant Shukla said he booked a ticket for Kannauj from a Railway reservation window in 2013. However, instead of 2013, the year mentioned on the ticket issued to Shukla was 3013. Shukla paid the price for the printing error as a ticket checker noted the discrepancy. According to Shukla, the railway official asked him to pay a ₹800 fine which he refused.