Taking serious congnizance of increasing cases of chain pulling in trains, Ameey Nandan Sinha, Inspector General-cum-Principal Chief Security Commissioner, has asked Security Commissioners of the three railway divisions of SEC Railway to take effective steps to check such cases in the future.
It has been noticed that as many as 1943 cases of chain pulling in trains have occurred from January 1, 2022 to August 15, 2022 without any acceptable reasons. Railway Protection Force registered such incidents under Section 141 of the Railway Act. Action has been taken against 1895 passengers and recovered a fine of Rs 5.50 lakh from these arrested persons.
Singh pointed out that most of the chain pulling cases occurred in Bilaspur, Raigarh, Bhatapara, Raipur and Bhilai Power House stations and many of the arrested persons were from these places.
The repeated chain pulling incidents caused delay in running of various trains causing inconvenience to other passengers. The silly reasons that came before the authorities were: Boarding in wrong trains, alighting at stations for purchasing snacks or tea, trying to catch the moving trains or waiting for passengers even after the schedule timings of trains etc.
The Railway Administration and Railway Protection force have appealed to passengers not to pull chain without any valid reason. They should reach the stations well in advance, count luggage and occupy seats, alight from the train soon after stopping at a station, not to pull chain just because the home is nearby otherwise they will face arrest and legal action. The passengers should not try either to board or alight a running train to avoid accidents, they appealed.