It takes just Rs 100 bribe to change tracks of running trains at last minute
Muzaffarpur railway station in Bihar the place distributors allegedly pay Rs 100 as bribe to officers for altering platforms for an incoming practice. (Picture: India In the present day)
- Platform fixing reported from railway stations in Bihar.
- Three railway officers posted at Muzaffarpur railway station suspended.
- Distributors allegedly pay Rs 100 as bribe to get trains arriving at their favorite platforms.
Fixing makes information in India when it comes from the sector of cricket. Different fixings aren’t thought of that vital. However a distinct sort of fixing is happening in Bihar – platform fixing. It could sound weird however it simply requires Rs 100 to alter a platform of an incoming practice at railway stati
Fixing makes information in India when it comes from the sector of cricket. Different fixings aren’t thought of that vital. However a distinct sort of fixing is happening in Bihar – platform fixing. It could sound weird however it simply requires Rs 100 to alter a platform of an incoming practice at railway stations in Bihar.
Being tipped as platform fixing, the East Central Railways (ECR) is in possession of some audio recordings, which recommend that the distributors on the railway station in Bihar had been bribing railway officers to get the platform modified for any incoming practice with a purpose to improve their sale.
The matter was reported to the Railways some days again when an audio recording of railway staffers and distributors on the Muzaffarpur railway station went viral. The audio recording had detailed communications of rail officers at Muzaffarpur station prepared to alter the platform of any incoming practice for Rs 100.
Muzaffarpur railway station. (Picture: India In the present day)
“We’ve received audio clips and proof, which prompt that distributors with a purpose to improve their sale had been bribing railways officers to alter the platform of an incoming practice on the final minute. Prima facie, the grievance that we acquired was discovered to be appropriate. We’re investigating the matter. Within the audio clipping, there may be dialog concerning altering the platform for Rs 100,” mentioned Rajesh Kumar, chief public relation officer, East Central Railway zone.
RAILWAYS LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION
Preliminary investigation has discovered that because the platform of necessary trains are pre-fixed, the distributors used to barter for inter-city and passenger trains with the rail officers and get their pre-scheduled platforms modified.
The railway officers admit that the nexus between distributors and rail officers has hampered the operation of practice motion in Sonepur division. On the idea of the preliminary investigation, three railway officers posted on the Muzaffarpur station have been suspended.
“We’ve taken motion in opposition to three railways officers whose names cropped up within the audio clipping and suspended them. Few railway officers have additionally been transferred. The vigilance workforce of the railways is investigating the matter. Presently, we now have received proof pertaining to Muzaffarpur railway station. We’re checking whether or not this was taking place at different railways stations within the state,” Rajesh Kumar mentioned.
East Central Railway CPRO Rajesh Kumar. (Picture: India In the present day)
Performing on the disclosure, the railways have determined that any more, any change of platform at a railway station would require permission from the zonal headquarters.
“To be able to be certain that such issues aren’t repeated, the station grasp will now must get the permission of the zonal headquarters for altering the platform of any practice. Particulars of why the platform was modified and beneath what circumstances will probably be documented any more,” Rajesh Kumar added.