Passenger safety under threat, feel Indian Railways loco pilots protesting long working hours


Passenger safety under threat, feel Indian Railways loco pilots protesting long working hours

While urging the Railway Board to minimise long working hours, loco pilots of Indian Railways recently stated that long duty hours, as well as continuous night shifts without any rest, stress them out and also pose a threat to the safety of Indian Railways passengers.

According to a TOI report, while addressing the south zone general body meeting of AILRSA (All India Loco Running Staff Association), functionaries of the association claimed that they were forced to operate in toilet-less loco cabs for a minimum of 12 hours and that too without any rest, despite the advent of scientific and technological advancement in Indian Railways.

According to the speakers, quoted in the report, since the loco staff are important members of the national transporter, the job requires alertness and focus from them. Read More