More than 650 people were arrested in the last six months for pulling chains in the trains of Northern Railway, unnecessarily causing inconvenience to passengers.
Northern Railway (NR) in a statement today said the facility of alarm chain pulling (ACP) was meant to be used only in cases of extreme emergency.
“However, it has been observed that many times passengers pull the alarm chain without any emergency and for reasons such as relatives or friends getting late in reaching station or to de-board or board at stations where the train does not have stoppage.
“Misuse of the facility of ACP is a criminal act and a menace that results in late running of trains and adversely affects all the passengers in the train. Not only this, it affects the operations of many other trains also,” it said. Read More