Railway Protection Force (RPF)/Eastern Railway has been unwavering in its commitment to passenger security. It has been undertaking various initiatives to curb the social problem of unauthorized alarm chain pulling on running trains.
Since April 1, 2023, RPF/Eastern Railway has actively addressed this issue, resulting in the arrest of 2052 individuals and the registration of 2090 alarm chain pulling cases under section 141. These stringent measures aim to deter and penalize those engaging in alarm chain pulling without valid reasons. The financial impact on offenders has been significant, with a total amount of Rs. 9,06,700 realized as fines.
In the ongoing efforts to raise awareness, RPF has conducted extensive campaigns across its four divisions-Sealdah, Howrah, Asansol, and Malda. The ongoing awareness campaigns and strict enforcement against alarm chain pulling are integral components of our strategy to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience for all passengers. These campaigns serve to educate passengers on the importance of refraining from pulling the chain except in emergencies, thus contributing to smoother and more punctual train services. This not only acts as a deterrent but also emphasizes the gravity of disrupting train schedules through unwarranted chain pulling.
The Chief Public Relations Officer/Eastern Railway said, "Passenger security is one of our top priority and we remain committed to maintaining a secure and punctual railway environment".
As RPF continues its proactive stance against malpractices, passengers are urged to cooperate in fostering a culture of responsibility and adherence to railway regulations.