Need to address Hygiene and Technical issues
Recently my mother a sr. citizen traveled from Patna to Pune in AC 3Tier bogie and experience very tough time. She is diabetic and her all eatables were spoiled by cockroaches. Bogie was full of cockroaches and mosquitoes. Railway says there is regular pest control in the bogies then how come we face such situation in day to day travel. We are talking so highly about Swatch Bharat but seems it is more with speech and posters though citizens are participating with Swatch Bharat Cess wherever applicable. I personally agree that it is not only the responsibility of railway to maintain hygiene but definitely railway need to address these issues as passenger has no choice except to accept it.
Another issue is strong vibration in bogie due to that she vomited twice. Seems suspension system of the bogie were giving tough time specially to Sr. citizen or patient traveling. I did talked to one of the on- duty employ in train and he told me that railway officials are not bothered specially for this train. When any accident happen most of the time railway do not take the responsibility on technical reason at the same time when the bogies are getting connected possibly miss the standard or regular test procedure.
Requesting railway to please address such issues more
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