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Posted: Nov 15 2016 (15:30)

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Nov 15 2016 (15:21)   Homeless 'take over' parking at railway station

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BHOPAL: Beggars and homeless have virtually taken over parking and pick and drop area at Bhopal railway station during night, leaving hardly any space for movement of vehicles reaching there to pick and drop the passengers.Many of these destitute are also found sleeping on benches at different platforms, giving tough time to passengers who are waiting for trains. About 50 to 100 homeless, who should ideally be kept at BMC-run Rain Basera, are landing up at Bhopal junction every night.
"They are also sleeping on benches in entrance way. When they are asked to vacate it they pretend like passengers. Some of them have been coming here repeatedly," said station checking staff while talking to TOI.
contacted, Bhopal rail division spokesperson IA Siddiqui said, "The onus of keeping a check on movement of such people lies with the RPF, which has been asked to act tough against them." Some of the people have also been sleeping on the path meant for vehicular movement, due to which drivers are forced to drop the passengers on road. "There is no one to manage this crowd. We fear running someone over at night," said Zeeshan Wahid, a private cab driver. Anita Malwani, a passenger, who boarded a train from Bhopal railway station on Saturday night, said, "They have also taken over benches in the portico. I asked one of them to get up so that we can share the bench, but he refused and asked us to look for some other bench."
Most of the benches and waiting rooms at platform number 1 are occupied during midnight hours. "There was no place at the platform where one could sit and wait for the train to arrive," said Amita Chauhan, an engineering student. RPF refused to comment on the issue, merely stating that they have less staff during the night.

Nov 15 2016 (15:30)
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Pax try to park outside to save few Rs and now homeless takeover...good~

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