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  Metros   Mumbai  06 Oct 2018  30 held under RPF cops’ drive

30 held under RPF cops’ drive

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Oct 6, 2018, 6:43 am IST
Updated : Oct 6, 2018, 6:43 am IST

Surendra Kumar, RPF incharge Borivali, said, “We have formed four teams since Thursday.

The RPF has deployed its staff in civil dress in the compartment during morning peak hours at Virar and during evening peak hours at Borivali.(Representational Image)
 The RPF has deployed its staff in civil dress in the compartment during morning peak hours at Virar and during evening peak hours at Borivali.(Representational Image)

Mumbai: As the commuters of Western Railway (WR) are facing problems of door blocking between Borivali and Virar section, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) commenced a drive against the door blocking of the local trains. In last two days, 30 commuters have been detained under Section 156 of the Railways Act.

The RPF has deployed its staff in civil dress in the compartment during morning peak hours at Virar and during evening peak hours at Borivali.

An intern lawyer Rizwan Shaikh, who travels from Nalasopara to Churchgate in peak hours, said, “The group of people intentionally block one side from the bar of local train for their comfort and direct other commuters to get down or board from the other half of the gate. It is kind of bullying others. I seriously look forward for serious action by railways authorities.”

Surendra Kumar, RPF incharge Borivali, said, “We have formed four teams since Thursday. The teams have been deployed in different trains during morning peak hours from Virar to Borivali. Our teams are also working during evening peak hours from Borivali to Virar.”

Out of the 30 detained commuters, 19 have been detained by the Borivali RPF, whereas the remaining were detained by Virar RPF. Mr Kumar said, “While four persons have been released on personal bail bond, 15 people have been produced before the court and they have been asked to pay `500.”  

Anoop Shukla, senior divisional security commissioner (DSC) said, “The drive is being conducted against unruly passengers of the suburban trains, it will be intensified so that the commuters can travel easily in the trains.” 

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