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Appeal to passengers not to misuse Alarm Chain Pulling

Central Railway 
Press Release

Appeal to passengers not to misuse Alarm Chain Pulling

Railways have provided an Alarm Chain Pulling (ACP) option in Suburban and Mail / Express trains for use during emergency purpose o­nly. Of late it is seen that passengers are resorting to ACP for frivolous reasons like arriving late, alighting/boarding at intermediate stations etc. 

The act of ACP in train not o­nly affects the running of that particular train but also has a cascading effect o­n the trains that follow behind. In a suburban system like Mumbai Division, this results in late running of Mail / Express and suburban trains hampering its punctuality. Further the misuse of ACP for the convenience of o­ne or few passengers ends up causing inconvenience to all other passengers. 

Central Railway Mumbai Division is keeping a close tab o­n such unreasonable ACP incidents. During the current calendar year from January to October 31, 2021 Central Railway Mumbai Division registered 1,608 cases of unreasonable ACP cases. Out of these, about 1,381 passengers have been prosecuted realising a fine of Rs. 10.06 lakh.

Railways appeals to the passengers not to resort to ACP for unnecessary / frivolous reasons thereby inconveniencing the rest of travellers. Resorting to ACP in unnecessary circumstances is a punishable offence under section 141 of the Railways Act.    
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Date: November 22, 2021
PR No. 2021/11/39
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai

(Shivaji Sutar)
Chief Public Relations Officer

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