Prompt Railway staff return handbag to passenger
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Prompt Railway staff return handbag to passenger

September 26, 2017


On Sunday, 17th September, I wanted to go to Bengaluru and boarded a train on Platform Number 5. When it started moving I learnt that it was Mysuru-Talaguppa Express. In a hurry, I got down but my handbag remained in that train.

The handbag had two FD receipts valued Rs. 4,75,000. I just informed the Janatha Co-operative Bank, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, to note down and not to honour the receipts for encashment which they agreed.

Three days later I got a call from Janatha Co-op. Bank that they had a phone call from Railway Station Master of Talaguppa, one Gururaj, stating that a cleaning staff had found the handbag in the Mysuru-Talaguppa Inter-City Express train.

Thanks to the Station Master who took the trouble to search the website for the Bank’s contact number and informing the Bank about finding a bag with FD receipts. The Bank people in turn informed me by giving contact details of Station Master Gururaj. Subsequently I informed my Railway employ friend Ramesh in Mysuru who immediately contacted Gururaj to send the bag through the train guard Shekhar of Talaguppa-Mysuru Inter-City Express on Saturday, the 23rd September.

Through SOM I would like to express my gratitude to all the above Railway employees, the Station Master and his cleaning staff for their promptness in delivering the handbag to the Station Master who returned it to me in tact without causing any hardship.

– Mandayam Krishnakumar, Gokulam 3rd Stage, 24.9.2017


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