In the face of rising incidence of loot of passengers after drugging them, the East Coast Railways (ECoR) has launched a massive awareness programme among rail users and travellers.
The RPF unit of Khurda Road Division conducted a programme at Berhampur railway station and distributed info-leaflets to passengers making them aware on activities of drug peddlers, snatchers and robbers moving in trains and stations.
A mock rescue of a passenger drugged by miscreants in a train was also demonstrated. A street play ‘Bhul Hoigala’ was also presented, educating people how miscreants befriend innocent passengers, offer intoxicated eatable items and then loot them. The Railway security force has urged passengers not to take food, drinks and prasad which may have intoxicating elements from any co-passenger. It has also asked people not to buy railway tickets from the touts or any unauthorised agent.
Passengers have been advised to immediately inform security personnel if they suspect the activities of anybody as well as unclaimed luggage in trains and platforms.
Meanwhile, ECoR has announced three more special trains between Puri and Santragachhi in Kolkata in view of increase in passenger flow during Durga Puja.
The Santragachhi-Puri Special train will leave Santragachhi at 7 pm on October 10 and arrive at Puri at 4.15 am on October 11. In the return direction, the train will leave Puri at 6.20 pm on October 11 and reach Santragachhi at 3.10 am on October 12.
The second Santragachhi-Puri Special train will leave Santragachhi at 08.30 am on October 13 and arrive at Puri at 5.10 pm on the same day. In return direction, it will leave Puri at 11 pm on October 13 and reach Santragachhi at 8.05 am next day.
The third train will leave Santragachhi at 7 pm on October 17 and arrive at Puri at 4.15 am on October 18. In the return direction, it will leave Puri at 5.30 am on October 18 and arrive at Santragachhi at 2.30 pm on the same day. The trains will have stoppages at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore and Kharagpur between Puri and Santragachhi.
SOURCE - newindian express