Denied privileges by British for helping freedom fighters, railways ticket checkers may get rights back
Updated : December 26, 2018 11:14 AM IST
Loco drivers, assistant loco drivers, guards, brakesman and others who help in movement of a train are called the 'running staff' and get a host of benefits -- from higher allowances to air-conditioned resting rooms.
Ticket checkers also held this special status but was stripped of it in 1931 on charges of helping freedom fighters by providing them seats in trains and transporting their consignments from one destination to the other, an official said.
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