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Indore: DRUCC member protests over misuse of battery operated cars

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Indore: The meeting of Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee (DRUCC) with Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) held on Wednesday witnessed heated discussion over alleged wrong use of battery operated cars at the city railway station. The meeting was held at the DRM office where members raised several issues related to increase in frequency of trains. The meeting was presided over by DRM Manoj Sharma.

At the meeting, member Jagmohan Verma complained about wrong use of battery operated cars. He alleged that instead of carrying eligible passengers, the cars are used in ferrying luggage, which is affecting the service of Sahayaks, (coolies). It should be stopped, he demanded.

When DRM did not pay attention to Verma’s allegation, he showed him the by-law one the use of battery operated cars. After a heated talk with DRM on the issue, Verma threw the documents.

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Earlier, other members demanded to regularise Indore-Sarai Rohilla train which is presently run as a special train.

Addressing the meeting, DRM Sharma informed that construction work of Pit Line at Dr Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow) is in progress and with the completion of the pit line with a capacity of 24 coaches, maintenance of several trains will be possible at that station. This facility will also pave way for operation of trains via Fatehabad besides increasing the number of coaches in DEMU trains and also running of the DEMU trains between Indore-Bhilwara.

DRM said that the proposals have been forwarded to the Railway Board and clearance is awaited.

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Members also demanded to increase frequency of Ratlam-Indore DEMU train.

DRM Sharma said this will be possible after the completion of pit line work at Mhow railway station. He said that installation of escalator work in Indore has been delayed following some technical problems.

Dilip Patni of Ratlam demanded running of more trains without delay on the Indore-Fatehabad-Ratlam section utilising Q track fully.

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Published on: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 08:22 AM IST
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