Bhubaneswar: With Diwali approaching, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has geared up their machinery to prevent carrying crackers in trains.
Since carrying inflammable items during train journey is strictly prohibited, East Coast Railway has formed a special squad to keep a strict vigil on carrying inflammable items in trains for the safety of the passengers during ensuing Diwali celebrations.
Carrying of inflammable objects like crackers, gas cylinder, acid, petrol, kerosene, etc. during train journey is a punishable offense under the Railway Act 1989 and the offender may get an imprisonment up to three years.
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 traveling in trains.
If any passenger is seen carrying inflammable items, the co-passengers are requested to inform on-duty railway staff to save the train passengers from danger, said a release.