Strict action against commuters who block doors in local trains

A drive was conducted by the Western Railway and fine worth ₹1.47 lakhs has been recovered so far.

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Western Railway is all set to catch people who block doors and do not let others enter in trains. More than 1000 people have been caught by WR since March 24, 2019. 

As stated in Free Press Journal, Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway said that there were many complaints regarding train bullies in local trains who block the doors and obstruct passengers from boarding the train.

Taking serious note of this, WR RPF personnel carried out a special drive against such train bullies, at Borivali, Bhayandar, Vasai Rd, Nalasopara and Virar stations. During the drive, almost a thousand people were apprehended and ₹1.47 lakh was recovered as fine.

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Travelling on the footboard is an offence under the Railway Act and Western Railway has been flooded with complaints on this. This has prompted it to renew its drive between Virar and Borivali section. It is observed that many railway passengers boarded trains at Virar station but refused to move in, even though their destination station is very far. This way the passengers blocked the entry of other passengers in Vasai or Bhayandar.

Notably, a similar drive was conducted in October 2018 where 94 passengers were caught in Western Railway the Central Railway team caught 29 such passengers at Dombivali, Diva and Thane stations.

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