CR promptly removes ‘risky’ overhead fan from Kalyan station after Twitter complaint

CR promptly removes 'risky' overhead fan from Kalyan station after Twitter complaint
Hours after the video of the precariously moving fan was shared online, CR authorities took cognisance of the matter and had it removed from the platform

Hours after a Twitter handle reported a seemingly malfunctioning and risky overhead fan at Kalyan station, Central Railway (CR) authorities had it removed from the platform.

Mumbai Railway Users (@MumbaiRailUsers), a Twitter handle dedicated to reporting concerns and developments pertaining to the suburban railways, shared a video of the wildly swaying fan located at the CST-end of platform 6 on Wednesday morning.

The video, taken the same day, showed the fan moving precariously as passengers continued to walk underneath it.

The user tagged Railway authorities in his tweet and urged them to take action to prevent an impending tragedy, something the city’s near eight million daily rail commuters are more than wary of.

Within minutes of sharing the video, Indian Railways Seva – the official twitter account for supporting Indian Railway passengers – took cognisance of the matter and directed the concerned official to look into it.

After some back and forth, the fan was removed from the platform the same day, averting a possible disaster.

“Yesterday itself the fan was removed for repairs. Kudos to CR for quick response,” Mumbai Railway Users told Local Press Co earlier today.

The user also shared the progress update on the micro-blogging platform today, following which several netizens lauded CR authorities for the prompt action.

Meanwhile, officials have said that the fan will be repaired or replaced shortly.


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