Mumbai has seen 2,600 rail deaths in just 9 months


By , TNN

MUMBAI: More than 2,600 commuters have been killed in railway accidents in Mumbai and its extended suburbs in the first nine months of this year, prompting the GRP to put together an action plan.

Nearly 65% of these fatalities were reported on the Central line. Crossing of tracks has turned out to be the biggest killer with Kurla, Thane, Borivli and Vasai reporting the highest number of such deaths. Besides inviting suggestions on how to sensitize commuters, the GRP commissioner has also written to the railways to modify current infrastructure for curbing fatalities.

“There are killer gaps between the trains and platforms of some stations, which need to be tackled on a priority basis. I have seen CCTV footage of gaps at Churchgate which is a nodal station,” said GRP commissioner Ravinder Singhal. More info