The railways have also received complaints from passengers, stating that they were disturbed due to charging of mobile phones and laptop at night by fellow passengers.
Indian Railway passengers will not be able to use the charging points on trains for their electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops etc. at night, reported Bangalore Mirror. The national transporter took this decision to prevent fire accidents.
On March 13, the Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Express caught fire. The fire started in a coach and soon spread to seven other compartments. Luckily, no injuries were reported as all passengers were safely evacuated.
This apart, Indian Railways has decided to crack down on smokers as well. It is working on ways to increase in punishment for such wrongdoings. At present, passengers who smoke on trains are put under Section 167 of the Railways Act, and those who caught smoking are liable for a nominal fine of just Rs 100.