Passenger shares video of man smoking in front of kids in train; Railways responds
A video of a man smoking in front of children and senior citizens on a moving train has gone viral. The video was allegedly captured by a co-passenger, prompting Railway Police Personnel to arrive at the coach and stop the smoker.
"Passengers Lighting Cigarettes in front of Kids & Senior Citizen and abusing when all are stopping them., Train No 14322 Coach S-5 Seat Number 39-40. Please take action as soon as possible," the passenger tweeted and shared the video.
The Indian Railways through its Twitter handle @RailwaySeva responded to the complaint and said, "Sir, we request you to please share the journey details (PNR/UTS No.) and Mobile No. with us via DM. You may also raise your concern directly on http://railmadad.indianrailways.gov.in or dial 139 for speedy redressal- RPF India."
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A few moments later, the complainant tweeted that RPF (Railway Police Force) officers arrived at Bandikui station in Rajasthan and warned the youth and other passengers not to smoke on the train.
Social media users responded to the incident and its prompt response. Some condemned the accused, while others praised the Railways for its prompt response.
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- With inputs from agencies