Passengers of Rajdhani Express hold-up question security in trains

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Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Oct 28 (ANI): Passengers, who were travelling by the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, voiced their apprehensions over the lack of security measures on passenger trains.

They said that people travel in train like Rajdhani Express since it is considered to be a prestigious train. But it is a serious concern, if there are no security arrangements in it.

"There was no security arrangement in the train. No security personnel of police department or railway police force were there. If we are travelling by Rajdhani Express then why railway department is not proving us safety guidance," said Vipin Shrivastav, a passenger on Rajdhani Express.

Recalling the fear and anxiety in their minds and raised serious questions over the security and safety in the train, Babu, another passenger said, "Lot of people surrounded the train. There was no police there. People locked doors of train from inside. But somehow they broke the windowpanes and came inside and asked everyone to vacate. There were absolutely no security arrangements in the train. There was not even a single security personnel."

Police took control of a stranded high-speed train at around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday after it was stormed.

Around 400 to 500 people had come. They created a nuisance and driver stopped the train. The train was halted for quite a long time. Later when the police came, then they give up," said K. Mahato, assistant driver, Rajdhani Express.

On Tuesday, Maoists stopped the train at Bashthala and then kidnapped the driver. They are demanding the release of their jailed leader Chhatradhar Mahato. (ANI)

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