Railways Will Not Allow Passengers to Charge Mobile Phones, Laptops at Night

Indian Railways have come up with directives in which it will not allow train passengers to charge their mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices at night while travelling.

According to reports, the Railways said that the points used for charging mobile phones and other electronic devices for will be kept switched off from 11 PM till 5 AM. The decision in this regard has been taken in the wake of a series of train fire incidents.

The development comes as a coach of the Dehradun-bound Shatabdi Express recently caught fire in a suspected case of a short circuit on March 13 and barely six days later, a fire broke out in the engine of a static goods train at the Ranchi station.

In the meantime, the Railways has also decided to take a slew of initiatives against smoking and carrying inflammable items, which were apparently the cause behind some of the recent fires onboard trains.