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NOW PAY RS 30 FOR HEADPHONES IN TEJAS EXPRESS, AS 337 PIECES STOLEN

By Siddharth Singh . 17th June 2017 02:27pm
NOW PAY RS 30 FOR HEADPHONES IN TEJAS EXPRESS, AS 337 PIECES STOLEN

At first place, many of us run to the first world countries for world class facilities. And now when the Indian government is making every effort to fulfill our desires, we act really stupid. Recently, the railway authorities launched Tejas Express, a train with world class facilities. Tejas Express is India’s first semi-high speed full AC train fleet introduced by Indian Railways, featuring latest onboard facilities. The coaches have bio-vacuum toilets, water level indicators, tap sensors, hand dryers, integrated braille displays, LED TV for each passenger with phone sockets, local cuisine, celebrity chef menu, WiFi, tea and coffee vending machines, magazines, snack tables, CCTV cameras, fire & smoke detection, and suppression system. All of these coaches were manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Punjab. According to the authorities, within four round trips of the Mumbai-Tejas Express as many as 337 headphones were stolen. Each of them cost Rs 200, which were then replaced with Rs 30 headphones on its fifth trip. Thus forcing authorities to degrade the facility being provided. Now the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to charge Rs 30 to enjoy the headphone services. Just because of few nincompoops and their stupidity upcoming travellers have to pay the cost on their behalf. Hindustan Times reported the move will be implemented from July 19. On the other hand, this move will also lessen the workload of railway employees from distributing and recollecting the headphones. Earlier National Conference leader Omar Abdullah slammed people for misusing the public property through his Twitter handle saying: “Why can’t we respect public property and look after it as we would our own? I admit I’m generalising but as a nation, we lack civic sense. Perhaps make a start by taking a refundable deposit for the headphones and don’t just hand them out freely,” he had tweeted.