Jail for carrying fireworks on trains

October 12, 2017: Railways have geared up to prevent carrying crackers in trains
with the Diwali fast approaching. Carrying inflammable items during train
journey is strictly prohibited and the offender may get an imprisonment up to three
East Coast
Railway (ECoR) has advised its three Divisions, Khurda Road, Sambalpur and Waltair
to launch a special safety drive to keep a strict vigil on carrying inflammable
items in trains for the safety of the passengers during Diwali celebrations.
“Carrying of
inflammable objects like crackers, gas cylinders, acid, petrol, kerosene, etc.,
during train journey is a punishable offence under the Railway Act 1989 and the
offender may get an imprisonment up to three years,” stated an ECoR statement.
To make the
train journey safer, ECoR has urged passengers to be careful and not to carry
and also not let their co-passengers carry inflammable objects while travelling
on trains.
“If any
passenger is seen carrying inflammable items, the co-passengers are requested
to inform on-duty Railway Staff like TTEs, Coach Attendants, Guards of the
train, Station Managers, Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway
Police (GRP) personnel to save the train passengers from danger,” it stated.
can call Help Line Number 182 to report any incident concerning carrying
crackers on train. Steps have been taken by the Safety Department of East Coast
Railway to make the train passengers and Rail Users aware of the dangers of
carrying crackers and explosive substances. Surprise checks will be carried out
randomly in trains in this regard in case of any suspicious regarding carrying
of crackers, it added.

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