Miffed by ‘trivial’ reasons for stopping trains by the pulling of the alarm chain, Southern Railway today said it has apprehended 737 passengers and collected 2.8 lakh as fine for the offence from January-June 2018.
The Railway, in a press release, said, that on most occasions, the alarm chain was unnecessarily pulled by the passengers when a co-passenger could not board/alight train, when mobile/belongings had fallen off or gone missing, when a passenger who could not hop in after alighting to purchase eatables, or when passenger has overslept and missed the destination.
A train stopped by the use of the alarm chain has to be detained for a considerable time for resolving the system, the release said. Read More
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