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Mumbai Local Train accidents continue to increase despite the lockdown

Data states that in 2020, a total of 141 passengers - 128 men and 13 women - died in accidents within the limits of Thane Railway Police Station.

Mumbai Local Train accidents continue to increase despite the lockdown
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Selected services in the state of Maharashtra have still not resumed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown, however, due to the negligence of the passengers, the number of cases related to train accidents have been the same. Data reveals that in the last one year, a total of 141 passengers have lost their lives and 56 have been injured in train accidents within the limits of Thane Railway Police Station.

Currently, the general public in Mumbai and the nearby metropolitan regions (MMR) are waiting for the suburban train services to resume for everyone. Reports state that the decision regarding this will be taken in mid-January 2021.  Currently, only a selected section of the public along with workers from the emergency services are allowed to travel under strict conditions. Despite this, the stations have been crowded with passengers at a few hours.

Officials from Thane have informed that at Thane station, there is a rush of passengers wanting to get on and off the train, in the morning and evening, while on the other hand, the number of people crossing the line is not less. Several passengers have lost their lives in this rush.

Data states that in 2020, a total of 141 passengers - 128 men and 13 women - died in accidents within the limits of Thane Railway Police Station.

Thane to Diva is next to Taloja and on Harbor Road between Thane to Airoli is the boundary of Thane Railway Police Station. An average of 300 to 325 passengers have died on this route in a year. It is said that though the number has dropped to less than half this year, due to lockdown, most passengers have lost their lives due to their own mistakes.

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