Indian Railways Ban Overnight Device Charging On Trains Due To Rising Fire Incidents

The power from the main switchboard for the charging points will be switched off from 11 p.m. to 5 AM.

In the wake of increasing fire incidents on trains, the Indian Railway Board has announced that it will cut down the power supply for all the switchboards from the main power supply. According to the 91mobiles report, the board has taken this decision to avoid an increasing number of cases due to overcharging electric devices. Do note that this is not for the entire travel, the report mentioned that the supplies will be restricted between 11 PM to 5 AM. So you have the entire day to charge your smartphone or laptop. Let’s have a closer look at the new rules implemented by the Indian Railways.

Railways will not Allow Overnight charging

Further, the report claims that the new rules have already started implementation since March 16th 2021. This will be followed strictly by the railway employees and to avoid any chance of electrocution or short circuit. According to Southern Railway officials, these are the old rules which are repeated to spread more awareness. The new rules have been implemented after some minor cases of fire occurred on long-distance trains because of overcharging of laptops and mobiles.

“In view of the recent incidents of fire, we have done the needful. It is 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 p.m. to 5 AM,” The Hindi quoted Southern Railway CPRO B. Guganesan.

On March 13th, 2021, a passenger coach of Dehradun Shatabdi Express caught fire due to a short circuit. Hardly, after six days another case of fire was reported from an engine of a goods train at the Ranchi station. After these incidents, the Indian Railways become strict against smoking and carrying inflammable items, which are also the prime reasons in some of the cases. If any passenger or railway employee gets caught smoking or carrying inflammable items then they have to face the consequences.

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