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ECoR launches special drive to prevent carrying of inflammable items in trains

Bhubaneswar | Thursday, Oct 12 2017 IST
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The East Cost Railway (ECoR) has launched a special driver in its three divisions to keep a strict vigil on carrying of inflammable items in trains by the passengers.

ECoR sources here said, in view of Diwali approaching, the railways have geared their machinaries to prevent carrying crackers in passenge, Mail and Express trains.

Carrying inflammable items during train journey is strictly prohibited. The ECoR has advised the three divisions-Khurda Road, Sambalpur & Waltair to launch a special safety drive in this regard. Carrying of inflammable objects like crackers, gas cylinders, acid, petrol and kerosene during train journey is a punishable offence under the Railway Act 1989 and the offender may get an imprisonment up to 3 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 travelling on trains. Passengers can call Help Line Number 182 to report any incident concerning carrying crackers on train and surprise checks will be carried out randomly in trains in this regard in case of any suspicious regarding carrying of crackers.

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