What all excuses can be, if one is caught by the TTE for ticketless travel?Members,
Interestingly, Yesterday, I went to see off my relative girl by Yeshvantpur - Kochuveli Duranto (Fully Air conditioned coaches) Express from KR Puram Railway station. As a disciplined citizen, I always ensure take a platform ticket before I enter the railway platform. Yesterday, I found a large queue awaiting near the ticket counter, and the Automatic Ticket Vending Machine was Out of Order. Since there was some time left for the train to arrive, I went to the other side and fetched a platform ticket for Rs. 10/- and felt relaxed.
The platform at KR Puram was overcrowded with passengers waiting for Bengaluru - Chennai Brindavan express and Bengaluru - Bengarpet passenger train. After the trains departure, there were few passengers to board the Kochuveli express. The train arrived and left. There were hardly countable number of people on the platform moving here and there.
When I was leaving the station, I could see a TTE checking the tickets at the entrance. Few were caught and fined. I was safe with my platform ticket.
Now the question is: What sort of excuses will be given by the people who are caught ticketless on the platform? Also inside the train if caught by the TTE. Please think and post your responses .
Situation 1. When caught on the platform for not holding a platform ticket.
Situation 2. When caught inside the train while the train is moving for not holding a journey ticket.
Also, narrate your experiences if you were caught for ticketless travel, if any.