Thane passengers’ panel seek permission to conduct surveys to curb train accidents

The association will set up a ‘Safety Committee’ which will carry out surveys at railway stations and accident spots in the presence of railway officials

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With an aim to come up with measures to prevent railway accidents, the Thane district railway passengers’ association will soon write to the railway authority regarding the increasing number of accidents happening due to overcrowded local trains. They are to set up a ‘Safety Committee’ which will work towards curbing mishaps in local trains.

The committee seeks permission from the railway authority to carry out surveys at railway stations and accident spots in the presence of railway officials. The committee will comprise of the senior members of the association, a retired judge and senior journalists who will visit the stations carrying out the survey. The survey report will include the number of accidents and ways to prevent them and will be sent to the railway authority.

The suburban stations on Central Railway (CR) witness thousands of accidents due to overcrowding, colliding with poles, trespassing and so on. As of now, no significant measures have been adopted by the CR authority to control the number of accidents which have been on a high rise.

The president of the Thane District Railway Passengers Association, Omprakash Sharma said that they would write to the higher authorities of CR next week, requesting them to ensure one of their officials accompany them while they undertake the survey.

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