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Southern Railway has apprehended over 700 for unauthorized chain-pulling

13 Jul 2018 | By Garima Bora
Over 700 fined for unauthorized chain-pulling: Southern Railway

Southern Railway today said it has apprehended 737 passengers and collected Rs. 2.8L as fine for unnecessarily pulling of alarm chain in trains from January-June 2018.

It said that on most occasions, the alarm chain was unnecessarily pulled by the passengers when someone could not board/alight train, or when someone could not hop in after alighting to purchase eatables, among other reasons.

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13 Jul 2018Southern Railway has apprehended over 700 for unauthorized chain-pulling

Unnecessary pulling of alarm chain is a punishable offense

Pulling of the chain, without valid and sufficient cause such as a threat to life or a dacoity, is a punishable offence that could attract imprisonment upto one year or a fine of Rs. 1,000 or both, the release said.
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Southern Railway says delay affects operation of train services

Affects train serviceSouthern Railway says delay affects operation of train services

A train stopped by the use of alarm chain has to be detained for a considerable time for resolving the system, the release said.

The delay affects the operation of the subsequent train service, it added.

On-board railway staff such as train captain, TTEs and coach attendants are always at service and there are helpline numbers to avail of to stop a train.