A passenger removed the snake from the coach with a stick.
MUMBAI: Passengers panicked after spotting a two-foot-long green snake coiled in the fan of a Titwala-CSMT suburban train on Thursday morning at Thane station.
The snake was spotted at 9.30 am and ten minutes later, was removed by the station master and porter. The train then left Thane for CSMT.
Meanwhile, Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer, CR, said that a few videos and photographs had been in circulation since Thursday morning's discovery of a snake in the train.
He claimed that some mischief-maker was behind it and that the Railway Protection Force (RPF) was on the job to nab the culprit.
Before the trip in question, the rake had already completed two trips since morning.
A senior official of CR said that the Thane station master and points man attended to the train and removed the snake from the coach. The train was detained for over ten minutes.
“We are scanning all these viral videos and photographs to ascertain from where exactly the snake emerged all of a sudden at such a height. If required, we will take the help of sarpamitras/snake catchers to understand the modus operandi,” he said.
A passenger in the second-class compartment spotted the snake in the adjoining first class compartment through the window.
He said, “I spotted the snake and informed the first class commuters and in turn, they alarmed the railway authority. Meanwhile, a passenger removed the snake from the coach with a stick and the train moved for CSMT.”