Strays roam round freely any time of the day threatening the passengers.
Passengers taking a practice or these alighting at Bhopal have to face the ire of the canines, who at occasions chase their victims. Bhopal railway station is the one A1 class railway station within the Bhopal division and is taken into account the very best station in West Central railways.
The railways is launching its cleanliness drive from Saturday and passengers hope it takes care of the canine menace. There have been frequent complaints from passengers about canine bites inside station premises. On Friday, a financial institution worker needed to run for half a kilometre to flee from ferocious stray canine. “After parking my bike, I was in a hurry to board my train when suddenly a stray dog started barking on me and followed me,” stated Hitesh Shrivastava. “I started running and after half a kilometre, he left me,” he stated. “Any harm to passengers is sole responsibility of railways, which should coordinate with civic body to end the menace,” stated Mahendra Yadav, a every day passenger.
IA Siddiqui, Bhopal railway division public relations officer (PRO), stated, “There are guards and employees appointed at the entry to stop the dogs from entering the station premises. I will check this and bring it to the notice of higher officials to.”
Bhopal Divisional railway Users’ Consultative Committee member Niranjan Wadhwani stated, “I have received several complaints regarding this and it is a major concern for passenger safety. The committee has decided to take it up strongly in the next meeting with railway officials.”