Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway (ECoR) has geared up its machinery to prevent carrying Diwali crackers in Passengers and Mail/Express trains.
Carrying inflammable items during train journey is strictly prohibited.
East Coast Railway has advised all 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.
If any passenger is seen carrying inflammable items, the co-passengers are requested to inform on-duty railway staff like Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel, TTEs, Coach Attendants, Guards of the train, Station Managers, to save the train passengers from danger.
Passengers can call Help Line Number 182 to report any incident concerning carrying crackers on train. Steps have been taken by the security 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 are being carried out randomly in trains in this regard in case of any suspicion regarding carrying of Diwali crackers.
Apart from this, East Coast Railway has also taken awareness drive to alert passengers through public announcement system at Stations. Random and surprise checks will also be undertaken by deputing railway staff in coordination with GRP, RPF and civil defence volunteers and special attention will be given to check parcels or luggage loading in Parcel Vans.
adequate fire extinguishers will be provided at stations, goods shed, guard’s brake
van, AC coaches, pantry cars and locomotives. It will also be ensured that the
passage at the doors of the coaches will be kept free for free movement of the