“It is almost like they are waiting for an accident to happen,” said retired Justice Kanade. Emphasising that Mumbai was the financial capital, he said, “Everyday people bank on this mode of transport. What is being done for them?”
“A significant amount of mud was spotted on the tracks between Mankhurd and Gowandi stations at 8.20 am today and it was decided to halt the train services,” Central Railway’s senior PRO A K Jain said
Only 3,000 such coupons will be sold, and priority will be given to women commuters and senior citizens.
As per the statistics provided under the RTI query, apart from 6,989 passengers who died after falling from trains, 22,289 passengers succumbed while crossing the tracks (trespassing).
Railway officials said that they received several good imputs on the system from commuters.
The WR has approached Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to resolve the issue.
According to RPF sources, the two stretchers were recovered near railway tracks at Byculla and Kalyan a few days ago.
After successful field trials,cameras will be put up in womens compartments in a few trains
The RPF (CR) registered 2,655 cases in 2013 as compared to 1,807 in 2012.
There are 310 vacancies in Mumbai division of WR and 449 on CR for gangmen.