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Central Railway records decrease of 11 per cent in number of accidental deaths in 2019


Central Railway records decrease of 11 per cent in number of accidental deaths in 2019
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Local trains are considered to be the lifeline of Mumbai but the lifeline has been infamous for claiming lives of numerous commuters every year. One of the prominent reasons behind the deaths are accidents caused during the journey. On several occasions, the trains are running late which leads to overcrowding and some passengers fall off the trains and lose their lives.

While the problem is grave, a silver lining to the issue is that the number of accidental deaths on Central Railway has reduced in 2019 as compared to 2018. According to Railways, the Mumbai division of Central Railway recorded a decline of 11.82 per cent in 2019. The data further revealed that Central Railway had witnessed 1,251 accidental deaths between January 2019 and November 2019, as compared to 1,414 deaths.

According to reports, there are eight locations across a 5-km stretch between Thane and Kalwa that have become fatal spots. From March 2019 to August 2019, 27 people have lost their lives on this stretch while trespassing.

Earlier, Railways had claimed that they had undertaken various programs to ensure that people travel safely and the number of accidents gradually reduce. Railways had also constructed a wall on either side of the railway tracks. So far, the corporation has finished the construction of 113.15kms of the wall out of the proposed 130km-long wall.

This year, Central Railway constructed 17.25kms of the wall and the work for another 27.5 km is in progress. On the other hand, Railways has also constructed 79 footover bridges in the last five years and the work for 24 other bridges is ongoing. 

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