Increase height of platforms: HC to rlys

Acting on a suo motu PIL, the court also asked a court-appointed committee to have periodical meetings and come up with suggestions to improve railway travel for commuters.

Mumbai | Published:March 21, 2014 2:02 am

The Bombay High Court Thursday directed the Railways to go ahead with increasing the height of platforms from 900 to 920 mm. Acting on a suo motu PIL, the court also asked a court-appointed committee to have periodical meetings and come up with more suggestions to improve railway travel for commuters.

A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha had taken cognizance of the issue after a 16-year-old girl, Monica More, lost her arms after falling into a gap around a signal police on a platform at Ghatkopar station.

“Why do you expect the court to decide? It is for you to decide,” said Chief Justice Shah. “Your attitude is to find out what cannot be done. Attitude should be what can be done,” he said. The court asked the railways to file its plan of action by April 17.

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