Most of the time when people talk of their experiences on a train, they complain about the attendants, the smells, the discomfort they had to bear and the long delays. But one family from Mumbai is forever going to sing the Indian Railways praises.
The Sharmas forgot a purse with valuables worth 1 lakh on a train to Mumbai; they called the Railway Police Force (RPF) and reported the matter.
The Sharma family had traveled from Jaipur to Mumbai. After dismounting from the train, Mrs Sharma realized that she had left her purse, which contained diamond earrings and debit as well as credit cards, on the train.
The RPF contacted the Mumbai Central inspector, Narendra Verma, who got in touch with the coach attendant, Tulsidas Mishra, who found the purse.
The mobile phone was switched off due to low battery so Mishra first charged it and then looked for the family’s landline number. They family was overjoyed when they received their precious items back the very same day they lost them. The RPF has been doing a commendable job.
This year, items worth around 2 lakh were returned successfully to their owners. In 2014, valuables worth over 30 lakh had been returned.