Up to now one week, practice accidents in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli have claimed the lives of 12 passengers, of which eight are as a consequence of trespass.

4 folks additionally died after falling from a practice as a consequence of overcrowding or hitting an electrical pole. Railway officers claimed that regardless of the development of a number of foot over bridges, safety partitions and fencing, passengers proceed to cross the railway tracks.

On August 3, 25-year-old Akshay Kamble fell from a crowded native practice between Diva and Dombivli railway stations and died.

Based on the GRP data, out of the twelve circumstances, 4 are nonetheless unclaimed. Based on GRP employees, three died in Ambernath, Vittalwadi and Titwala underneath Kalyan police station space.

“A lot of the dying circumstances that we register are as a consequence of trespass. Regardless of the station having a number of FOBs, many individuals cross the monitor. Most of them are additionally senior residents who keep away from climbing bridges and cross tracks for straightforward entry. GRP and RPF officers are deployed within the station premises to forestall accidents. Nevertheless, throughout evening hours and peak morning hours, there isn’t a management as a consequence of overcrowding,” mentioned a Thane GRP official.

Seventy-five-year-old Narayan Sawant, who was trespassing at Dombivli station, mentioned, “The FOB could be very crowded, and it’s troublesome for us senior residents to stroll. Climbing stairs is a troublesome job for senior residents like us. Want to put in extra escalators, that are only a few and generally not operational. The rationale for the trespass is the group.”

Amol Kadam, member of Thane Station Consultative Committee and member of Mumbai Pravasi Sangathan, mentioned, “We’ve got held a gathering with the Railway Board to debate the main problems with deaths within the railway station premises. As per our research, it is vitally needed to enhance the manpower of RPF and GRP at these stations as they fall brief in view of the group gathering on the stations. GRP and RPF try their finest however there’s a scarcity of manpower. Additionally, we assist AC locals as it should assist in stopping the incidents of falling from trains. Nevertheless, it needs to be reasonably priced for all.

“There isn’t any choice for passengers if there isn’t a railways. They should depend upon native trains. Railways ought to provide you with a correct plan to divert the group and cut back the accidents.”

Avinash Andhale, senior police inspector of Kalyan RPF mentioned, “Many deaths have been registered in Kalyan GRP jurisdiction, most of that are as a consequence of crossing railway tracks. The RPF personnel posted on the police station register against the law in opposition to the encroachers and take authorized motion. There are a number of measures that are collectively taken by RPF and GRP by means of authorized motion on common foundation to curb the circumstances.

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