Indian Railways — Stoppage of Train in Tenkasi Station for boarding into train

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Date of Incident- 17th Feb 2024
Train - Silamban Express (20682) Departure 17.05 from Thenkasi station to Chennai
Name- T P Venkataraman - [protected]. Age-82 Years
Description of incident- Me along with more than 10/15 passengers were standing in the designated place of Platform 1 in Thenkasi station for boarding into train in compartment HA1/A1 etc. The places for standing bogies have been marked in the platform which we followed Viz. 1, 2, 3 etc. When enquired in station master office I was told that HA1 bogie is third one from engine and we were standing in place marked 3. But when the train came, the engine stopped 3 bogies much before the earmarked place making all passengers including senior citizens like me to run and rush to get into train with short period of two/three minutes stop. This made all o[censored]s to have a lot of mental agony in addition to physical strain and hard breathing at this age. some passengers have to get into nearest bogie ( for want of time) and walk inside train with luggage with great difficulty to reach their designated bogie. The reason for such stoppage I was told is that those markings are for Pothigai which has 22 bogies and NOT for Silamban which has only 18 Bogies. This is NONSENSE because whether Pothigai or Silamban "3rd bogie from engine" remains same. The engine SHOULD Stop only in its designated place and all corresponding bogies from engine will stop in its place If at all any change Last three identified places may not have bogie. In the era of Bullet Train & Vandhe Bharath Train in Sri Modi's Regime can this simple discipline not be implemented by Railways?? Your response to immediately correct this situation is highly appreciated as I am a frequent traveler to Thenkasi from Chennai Please let me know you action . My email ID is [protected]@yahoo.com. Ph[protected]
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