Amritsar Mishap: Tatanagar railway police takes preventive measures

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Jamshedpur: In view of the tragedy in Amritsar on Dussehra, Tatanagar railway police has started taking precautionary steps for preventing any similar incident along the railway tracks in this region.

The railway police has identified spots along the railway tracks where daily markets are being held but has also written to the concerned railway authority for clearing the railway land from the possession of the erring vendors.

Sharing details about the steps, inspector, Railway Protection Force (RPF), Tatanagar, MK Singh said that they have started taking precautionary measure following the tragic incident at Amritsar during burning of Ravan’s effigy, resulting in the deaths of dozens of viewers.

“We are really touched with the mishap. We have got an instruction from the Railway Board through zonal headquarters at Garden Reach in Kolkata and Chakradharpur railway division to prevent access of any common people from the railway track, especially passing through a human habitat. We have to ensure that no market of any kind, fair or any religious activity is run or organised on the railway land along the railway track,” said Singh.

The RPF inspector informed that they have identified at least four such points between Tatanagar to Asanboni under Chakradharpur railway division where people, especially vegetable vendors and also readymade garment vendors used to run their business. We have decided to remove all such make-shift shops and motor garages from the railway land,” said the RPF inspector.
He said the spots that they have identified are Salgajhuri in Parsudih, Govindpur and Rahargora in Govindpur, Dukhu Market and Rakhad Maidan in Jugsalai.

The RPF inspector informed that after they have identified the spot they have written to the Senior Section Engineer (Land), Tatanagar to give its nod for starting an operation against those who are using the railway land for the business activities unauthorisedly.

Tatanagar railway station witnesses a daily traffic of over 90- mail, express and passenger trains which either originate from Tatanagar of go via that station. The daily passenger footfall is close to 50,000.

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