The announcement – railways aap ki sampatti hain – is taken literally by a few. According to the numbers released by the Western Railway, in the last fiscal alone 1.95 lakh towels were stolen from its long-distance trains, besides 81,736 bedsheets, 55,573 pillow covers, 5,038 pillows, and 7,043 blankets.

Add to this around 200 toilet mugs, close to 1,000 taps, and more than 300 flush pipes stolen every year, and you have the great train robbery playing out due to a few passengers’ petty behaviour.

According to Sunil Udasi, CPRO Central Railway, between April to September 2018 , 79,350 hand towel, 27,545 bedsheets, 21,050, pillow covers, 2,150 pillows and 2,065 blanket were stolen, which were worth Rs. 62 lakh approximately.Click Here: IQOS White

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