Waltair Division geared up its machinery to prevent carrying crackers in trains as Diwali is approaching. Carrying inflammable items in train journey is strictly prohibited. Special squads have been formed to keep a strict vigil on carrying inflammable items in trains for the safety of the passengers during ensuing Diwali.
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.
It is advised to all passengers to be careful and not to carry and also not let their co-passengers carry inflammable objects while travelling in trains. If any passengers 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 passengers and the railway property from danger. One can also register complaint through railway help line 182. The Division is alerting the public through frequent announcements to avoid carrying of inflammables and to have safe journey.
Steps have been taken by the Safety Department of Waltair Division to make the train passengers and rail users aware of the dangers of carrying crackers and explosive devices. Civil Defense personnel have been deployed to carry intensive drives.