Langoors to the rescue at Lucknow Railway StationMay 27th, 2008 - 10:10 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, May 27 (ANI): The large presence of stray monkeys at the Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow is a frightening experience for most passengers, and tired of them, the authorities have hired the services of two langoors — Mangal and Raju to shoo these simians away.
Mangal and Raju have effectively chased away rowdy simians from the railway station, so much so, that the railway officials are now seriously considering a proposal to offer an annual contract worth Rs.31, 444 to the owner of the langoors.
As of now, the two langoors reach the railway station at 8 a.m. and stay put till 5.30 p.m. The langoors are made to hop from one platform to another in search of monkeys.
“Previously, there were 3,000 monkeys at this place but ever since the arrival of these langoors, the monkeys have run away,” said Eshmat, the owner of Mangal and Raju. Eshmat said that at the very sight or smell of langoors ensures that the monkeys run away.
“We used to face a lot of problems. These red monkeys look very scary and they sometimes used to bite people. It is good that these langoors have been introduced here,” said Arvind Pandey, a passenger.
“We asked professionals for their advice about handling the monkeys. They told us that wherever there are langoors, the monkeys do not stay. So, we hired them. They work on contractual basis. Probably they would be hired on an annual basis soon,” said Amitabh Kumar, the station master of the Charbagh Railway Station.
There are chances that Mangal and Raju, the due Langoors, may soon become contractual ’staff’ at the Charbagh Railway Station! (ANI)
- Monkey business: Rhesus outsmarts langur - Mar 14, 2011
- UP comes to a grinding halt due to power failure - Jul 31, 2012
- Tribesmen to scare away simians in Goa - Apr 01, 2011
- Himachal farmers load guns for 'Operation Monkey' - Dec 10, 2010
- Himachal seeks to rein in monkeys - Sep 21, 2011
- Langoors to rid Games venues of monkeys - Sep 27, 2010
- Monkeys are back, Shimla takes cover - Sep 30, 2011
- Anonymous email threatens to bomb Lucknow station - Sep 26, 2011
- Police forced us to sit on train roof, allege survivors - Feb 02, 2011
- Lucknow police station gets ISO-9001 certification - Mar 11, 2012
- Students beat up policemen in Ghaziabad - Sep 10, 2012
- Harassment and obscenity in times of a people's movement - Aug 18, 2011
- Fire in locomotive workshop, no casualty - Feb 22, 2011
- Man held for robbing train passengers, patients - May 21, 2011
- This marriage is pure monkey business! - Jun 24, 2011