Pune: The Pune Railway Division has taken action against passengers who were involved in the Pune-Mumbai Deccan Queen agitation on Monday.
The passengers were identified as Seema Suhas Gadgil (55), head clerk of labour department Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Varsha Yogesh Rele (50), accounts officer, BMC and Fatima Zafar Hussain (54). All three agitators were arrested under the Indian Railway Act, section 174 (A) (squatting or picketing during any rail roko agitation or bandh) and produced at the Railway Magistrate Court and a fine was imposed on them.
According to the Railways, they will send the report to their respective offices. The action was taken as Railway Protection Force (RPF) has CCTV footage of the agitation. The RPF is now identifying other passengers who were involved in the agitation, a press statement released by the Public Relations Office, Pune Railway Division said.
“Due to operational constraints from the past few months, Deccan Queen is being dispatched from platform number 5. Pune Station has a platform number one and five capacity of 24 coaches, due to which the long distance trains are being stopped at platform number one. The train number 12124 Pune-Mumbai CSTM Deccan Queen will be dispatched from platform no. 5 in future also,” said the statement.
Divisional Railway Manager BK Dadabhoy said, “Such anti-social activities will not be tolerated at any cost and for this, action will be taken according to legal provisions. Daily commuters are requested not to take the law into their hands and cooperate with the railway administration to run the trains smoothly.”