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ECoR special drive against fire crackers transportation by trains

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18: As Diwali just a few days away, Railways have geared up their machinery to prevent carrying crackers in passengers and Mail/Express trains. Carrying inflammable items in train journey is strictly prohibited.

East Coast Railway (ECoR) has formed a special squad to keep a strict vigil on carrying inflammable items in trains for the safety of the passengers during ensuing Diwali celebrations.

Carrying of inflammable objects like crackers, gas cylinder, acid, petrol, kerosene, etc. 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. If any passenger is seen carrying inflammable items, the co-passengers are requested to inform on-duty railway staff like TTEs, Coach Attendants, Guards of the Train, Station Managers, Railway Protection Force (RPF) & Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel to save the train passengers from danger.

Passengers can call helpline number 182 to report any incident concerning carrying crackers o­n train. Steps have been taken by the Safety Department of East Coast Railway to make the train passengers and rail users aware of the dangers of carrying crackers and explosive substances.

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