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Railways to act tough on transgenders

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 10, 2015, 1:23 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 10:27 pm IST
Chandralekha Mukherjee said that transgenders forcibly collect money from passengers
Railways to act tough on transgenders
 Railways to act tough on transgenders
VisakhapatnamDivisional railway manager, Waltair, East Coast Railway, Chandralekha Mukherjee on Tuesday said that transgenders forcibly collecting money from passengers in trains is causing inconvenience. The DRM said that they would write a letter to enforcement officials to keep track of the transgenders. 
 
Speaking to newsmen here after the conclusion of the fortnight-long programme on Passenger and Customer Facilitation, Ms Mukherjee said that she interacted with the passengers in a Vizag-Vizianagaram passenger train and many passengers complained that though the train fares were lower than that of other modes of transportation, transgenders are resorting to forcible collection of money and causing them trouble. She said that they would inform the enforcement officials to register cases against the transgenders who collect money from passengers. 
 
“During Passenger and Customer Facilitation, I noticed that the overcrowded passengers in the general coaches is a matter of concern and we are planning to add some more general coaches in the busiest trains,” the DRM added. 
 
Answering a question, the DRM said that they also conducted a drive to test the quality of food in various trains but didn't find any violations. Speaking on the proposed AP Express train, she said that they are yet to get information about the route map of the train and added that only after that would they be able to say if the train would pa-ss through Vizag or not. 
 
Survey for doubling of Kothavalasa-Kirandul line has begun and will get a comprehensive report soon, she added. 
 
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Location: Andhra Pradesh




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