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.
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.