Railways Take Decision Of No Charging Of Phones And Laptops

Passengers won’t be allowed to charge telephones, laptops and different digital units in trains between 11 pm and 5 am in view of the latest spate of fireside incidents in trains.

Railways has taken this choice as a precautionary measure, officers mentioned.

The Western Railway already put issues in movement on March 16 by slicing off provide to those charging ports.

The directions are, nevertheless, not new.

In 2014, citing a Commissioner of Railway Security advice, Railway Board had instructed all zones to change off charging factors between 11 pm and 5 am, quickly after a fire incident within the Bangalore-Hazur Sahib Nanded Specific.

“In view of the latest incidents of fireside, we’ve completed the needful. It’s a precautionary measure and even earlier the Railway Board had issued such orders. The power from the main switchboard for these points will be switched off from 11 pm to 5 am,” an official mentioned.

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