Train fire : SRly appeals to passengers not to carry inflammable, explosive items for safe travel

Chennai, Aug 26 (UNI) Southern Railway on Saturday appealed to the passengers not to carry any inflammable or explosive items in train and said any violation of this was punishable under the Railways Act.

In a release here, it said carrying inflammable articles and explosives is a punishable offence under Railways Act.

“Carrying inflammable articles like gas cylinders, crackers, acid, kerosene, petrol, thermic welding, stove, etc. and explosives is a punishable offence under Sections 67, 164 and 165 of Railways Act, 1989”, it said.

“As per para 9 of Railway Manual, private tourist parties should give a written declaration that they will not carry any inflammable article during their journey”, it added.

In the fire accident that happened in a private party tourist coach stabled in Madurai yard today, the private party had also given declaration to this effect.

Nevertheless, the private party had illegally carried Gas Cylinder, stove and other inflammable articles which led to the freak fire accident.

Southern Railway appeals to rail passengers not to carry any inflammable/explosive items and travel with utmost safety by not risking their lives carrying inflammable articles.

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