Hyderabad: On 29 August, a Twitter user had, in a tweet, threatened to commit suicide if he could not join as assistant loco pilot (ALP) in the South Central Railways before 6 September.
In the tweet, they threatened that they will commit suicide outside Sanchalan Bhavan if they were not informed about the joining date of CEN01/2018 batch.
The man with the username ‘EkBerojgarALP’ had tweeted, “If I do not get to join before September 6th, then I will commit suicide in front of DRM office at Sanchalan Bhavan, Secundrabad. I am looking for ALP CEN01/2018 joining.”
If i will not get joining before 6 Sept then i will going to suicide in front of DRM office at sanchalan bhavan Secunderabad. looking for ALP CEN01/2018 joining. @gmscrailway @drmsecunderabad @drmhyb @priyankac19 @ndtvindia @PiyushGoyal @narendramodi @RahulGandhi
— EkBerojgarAlp (@alp_ek) August 29, 2020
After the tweet received a huge response, the South Central Railway replied and said that recruitment has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Due to restrictions imposed as part of the preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, training for all the newly recruited ALPs in SCR through Railway Recruitment Boards, under CEN01/ 2018, has been temporarily put on hold,” it said.
For Attention of candidates selected for ALPs by RRB for South Central Railway pic.twitter.com/Gz6ingvgEM
— SouthCentralRailway (@SCRailwayIndia) August 30, 2020
The SCR further clarified that updates on the training schedule will be informed soon.