Hyderabad: In view of the ensuing Diwali festive season, South Central Railway (SCR) is undertaking checks to prevent carriage of fire crackers/ inflammable substances in trains and railway premises. Carrying of such items in trains or at stations poses grave risk to safety and it creates a highly unsafe situation for all the passengers around, a press release said.
The rail passengers were advised not to carry Inflammable/explosive materials/fire crackers in trains endangering the safety of passengers and railway assets. Carriage of dangerous and offensive goods is prohibited under section 67 of Railways Act-1989 and punishable under section 164 and 165 of Railways Act-1989, it said.
To prevent the carrying of fire crackers and inflammable articles, Railway Protection Force has formed special teams/ quick reaction teams at all important stations to keep a watch on defaulting passengers and parcel carrying persons duly utilising the services of sniffer dogs and plain cloth staff.
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