Thane Passengers association expresses concern over death on tracks
The district Railway Passengers Association has today expressed serious concern over large scale deaths of passengers on suburban section of railways.
In an official press release here today, association president Om Prakash Sharma came down heavily on the railway administration which had failed to protect the lives of passengers who make use of the suburban services. He said that during the last 10 years at least 40,000 people had lost their lives in train accident and equal number where injured.
Around 80 lakh commuters travel by central and western railway services which gives maximum revenue to the railways, but when it comes to protecting the lives, the railways have done nothing, he pointed out.
Mr Sharma further said the compensation that the railway gives to the family members of the dead and injured is peanut and mockery.
He declared that if within coming couple of months railway fails to take any concert measures to prevent such accident and save lives then he will have no option left out other than to knock at the door of judiciary.
(Posted on 12-04-2014)