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Bombay HC: Make students aware of train stunt-related mishaps

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Published : Oct 13, 2018, 1:53 am IST
Updated : Oct 13, 2018, 1:53 am IST

Railways also started separate trains for women in peak hours said Mr Singh.

Bombay high court
 Bombay high court

Mumbai: The Bombay high court has suggested that Railways should arrange awareness campaigns in schools and colleges to make students aware about railway accidents due to stunts.

“Sensitise students in schools, colleges and institutions by showing them the data on the rising number of deaths on tracks to reduce accidents” said the court.

A division bench of acting chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Girish Kulkarni was hearing PIL filed by social activist Sameer Zaveri pertaining to rising numbers of accidents on suburban railway tracks and railways apathy towards protecting commuters and no quick mechanism to admit people in the hospital. The court had given many directions to the railways to bring down the number of accidents in railways.

Additional solicitor general Anil Singh informed the court that after various HC orders its Railway department had done many improvements in the infrastructures. Railways also started separate trains for women in peak hours said Mr Singh.

The bench then asked why railways is not starting double decker trains from Virar-Churchgate so that people will get relief during travelling and much space would be available for commuters.

The court also said that, railways need to search practical ways to reduce rush.

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