250 rly staffers booked for stopping Shatabdi Exp in protest

  • | Thursday | 21st September, 2023

Kanpur: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) have registered a case against 250 railway employees, including office bearers of the Railway Union, for stopping Shatabdi Express at Kanpur Central Station during a protest against the recent death of an assistant driver in a road accident. The protesters are being identified through CCTV footage preserved as evidence. According to reports, goods train assistant loco pilot Divyanshu (27) was returning from duty on September 14 on a bike when he was hit by a vehicle near Ahirwan Air Force Colony in Chakeri and sustained critical injuries. The police took him to Kanshiram Hospital where doctors declared him dead.Angry over Divyanshus death, the railway employees reached the Central Station and created a massive ruckus. Office bearers of Railway Union also joined the agitation. The protesters thereafter stopped the Lucknow bound Shatabdi Express due to which the train was delayed by half an hour.Subsequently, the RPF registered a case on September 15 and initiated an investigation. Central Station RPF police station in-charge DP Singh said a case has been registered against 250 employees for stopping the Shatabdi Express. CCTV footage has been preserved as evidence and investigations are continuing. Once the protesters will be identified they will be punished as per the law, he said.We also published the following articles recentlyMumbai: Central Railway to felicitate RPF official who saved passengers life at Kurla stationA Railway Protection Force (RPF) official will be honored by the Central Railway for saving the life of a passenger who was found unconscious at a Mumbai train station. The RPF staff member, Mukesh Yadav, performed CPR on the passenger, which helped save their life. The passenger was later taken to the hospital and is currently in stable condition. The doctors at the hospital praised the timely intervention of the RPF staff.Udhampur railway station renamed to Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan Railway StationThe Jammu and Kashmir administration has approved the renaming of Udhampur railway station to Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan Railway Station. Captain Mahajan, an officer of the Indian Army, sacrificed his life during a terror attack in 2016. The renaming has been approved by the Union Ministry for Home Affairs and a communication has been sent to the UT Government of Jammu and Kashmir for the required Gazette notification.Theni railway station gets goods shedA new goods shed has been inaugurated at Theni railway station in Madurai, providing the district with goods train connectivity for loading and unloading facilities. The shed, costing INR 5 crore, is the 19th in the division and is linked to the Indian Railways FOIS network. The shed has a total area of over 10,500 square meters and can handle 42 covered wagons at a time. It also includes an office, traders room, and restrooms for laborers. The shed will be electrified along with the electrification of the Madurai and Bodinayakkanur section.

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