first_imgAbout 100 passengers held up the Mumbai-Katra Swaraj Superfast Express at Ambala Cantt railway station for nearly an hour over unclean coaches and dirty toilets in the train. Most of the protesting passengers were travelling in the AC coaches. They gathered on the platform and threatened not to allow the train to move till the coaches were cleaned. Station Director B.S. Gill and the railway police rushed to the spot and tried to persuade the irate passengers who remained steadfast on their demand. The railway officials then summoned a sanitation department team and all coaches and toilets were cleaned properly. Some of the passengers told reporters they would bring the matter to the notice of the Railway Minister. Over a week ago, Congress’ Amritsar MP G S Aujla had claimed that he had to pull the emergency chain of a train to get tanks filled after passengers complained they were unable to use toilets due to lack of water. Mr. Aujla, along with some senior Railways officials, had conducted a surprise inspection of a number of trains, including the Shatabdi Express, at the railway station at Amritsar, Punjab. He had claimed he had to pull the emergency chain of the Tata Muri Express to get its water tanks filled.last_img