Bareilly: After most divisions under Northern Railway suspended charging of mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices on board trains for six hours between 11 pm and 5 am last month, now Moradabad division has implemented it in its area. Senior railway officials said the move is aimed at curbing the possibility of a fire breaking out on trains.
Speaking with TOI, divisional railway manager (DRM), Moradabad, Tarun Prakash said, “It’s a reiteration of the earlier orders issued by the Railway Board and the same has to be implemented across all railways. It is a precautionary measure taken to curb the incidents of fire which may occur due to overcharging or overheating of devices.”
“Charging ports will remain non-functional on trains under Moradabad division from 11 pm till 5 am. The time frame has been slotted considering that most passengers fall asleep after putting their devices on charge. This may lead to mishaps.”