Railways are the most important means of transport in present day and Indian Railways is the third largest railway network in the world comprising 119,630 kilometers of total track and 92,081 km of running track over a route of 66,687 km with 7,216 stations at the end of 2015-16. In 2015-16, IR carried 8.107 billion passengers annually or more than 22 million passengers a day and 1.101 billion tons of freight annually.
These huge number of passengers travel through rail routes because they are provided with a cheap and convenient mode of transport by railways. But with this convenient mode of transport passengers are getting a bad experience nowadays, aren’t they?
They are facing the rodent and insect nuisance during their long travel journey via railways and following are the evidence:
IT’S PESTS OUT OF CONTROL IN PUNE RLY DVN’S TRAINS
By Dheeraj Bengrut, Pune Mirror | Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 02.30 AM IST
85 complaints in two months about cockroaches, mosquitoes and rats in trains, including AC coaches, as railways only manages temporary fixes
Over the last few months, there has been a rise in unpleasant complaints under Pune railway division, casting a spotlight on the menace of insects and other pests abounding inside long-distance trains, especially air-conditioned (AC) coaches. In fact, more than 85 such complaints have been lodged in the last two months by passengers traveling through, to and from Pune railway division.
Consider one of the passenger’s bad experience against the cockroaches in railways:
Take for instance the nightmare faced by passenger Jaipreet Chhatwal, who was traveling in an AC coach of the Amravati-Pune Express on August 28. His night journey was, unfortunately, a sleepless one, thanks to a large number of cockroaches crawling all around the coach. Ranting about the experience, Jaipreet told Mirror, “It was a sleepless, 12-hour night journey — I must have caught and killed at least 23 cockroaches that night, that too in an AC coach for which premium ticket rates were paid. This was an unforgettable trip — and not in a good way at all.
Southern Railway to pay Rs 27,350 for rat damaging bag on train
DECCAN CHRONICLE. | P ARUL, Published Aug 19, 2017, 6:56 am IST
Chennai: A city consumer forum has directed Southern Railway to pay a compensation of Rs 27,350 to a passenger whose suitcase was damaged by a rodent.
The passenger has the below words to say about his experience on rodents in railways:
On reaching the destination, Devadas found his Samsonite suitcase was cut open in the bottom for almost 6 inches by rats during the travel. “I purchased the suitcase for Rs 12,600 only recently. And, due to lack of maintenance of the compartments the rats caused damages to the suitcase”, he said.
There are many more complaints regarding the pest nuisance faced by passengers. Why do pests create such a nuisance in railways?
I will tell you why!!
Railways are the attractive points to rodents and cockroaches. There are many reasons for this but let me tell you few. There is the availability of a large amount of food for eg. left-over food by passengers, open dustbins, pantry areas, etc. Next, the railways provide a natural habitat for rodents and insects to survive.
Rodents gnaw over the bags of passengers because they get attracted to them. Rodents have two pairs of incisors growing throughout their life. They need to gnaw continuously in order to keep them sharp.
The polymeric applications like wires and cables also attract rodents due to their bright colors, odor, and smooth texture. They gnaw at this applications and lead to a power failure which can lead to a disaster further.
Insects like bedbugs and cockroaches also create a great nuisance leading passengers for having sleepless nights. The number of insects goes on increasing rapidly within a suitable environment they get in railways.
The wood and sunmica sheets applied all over the railway interiors attract termites. Termites are the most destructive pest. They also gnaw over the polymeric applications. The formic acid produced by them can dissolve even strongest plastic.
Do you think railways are taking effective steps to stop this nuisance?
Pest control techniques used by railways are appreciable but not effective. Pesticides are hazardous and toxic to animals as well as humans. The pesticides are used in the railways weekly and sometimes monthly.
Though railways are trying to defend against pests, they need to find out a perfect and effective solution knowing the reasons how destructive the pests are and resulting damage so horrible.
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The product triggers a fear response in rodents thus protecting the application. It causes severe temporary distress to the mucous membrane of the rodents due to which the pest stays away from the application. The product triggers an unpleasant reaction in case if the pest tries to gnaw away the application. After encountering the above-mentioned emotions, the animal instinctively perceives it with something it should stay away from and stores this information for future reference. The fact that certain rodents are repelled is mimicked by other rodents as well. Thus, the other rodents too stay away from the applications. The unpleasant experience is imprinted within the animal’s memory and passed on to its progeny.
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