Amritsar MP pulls chain of train to get its water tanks filled

AMRITSAR, June 16: Congress’s Amritsar MP G S Aujla has claimed that he had to pull the emergency chain of a train to get its tanks filled after passengers complained to him that they were unable to use toilets due to lack of water.

Aujla, along with some senior Railways officials, conducted a surprise inspection of a number of trains, including the Shatabdi Express, at the station here.

He claimed he had to pull the emergency chain of the Tata Muri Express to get its water tanks filled as passengers weren’t able to use toilets and wash basins.

Aujla said he instructed the train staff to fill the tanks, “but the loco pilot didn’t pay any heed to the operation. So, I pulled the chain to stop it from leaving the platform”.

The tanks were filled and the toilets cleaned before the train left the station, he said.

Aujla claimed that the toilets in the Executive Class of the Shatabdi Express were dirty.

He also inspected the Hisar passenger train, whose passengers complained that the toilets were completely choked.

“I have filed a complaint with the Northern Railways and submitted photos and videos of the trains I inspected as evidence,” he said. (PTI)


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