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Dec 14 2016 (07:40)  Most casualties at Thane and Kalyan stations, Central Railway tells HC (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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MUMBAI: Thane, Kalyan, Kurla, Diva stations and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) topped the charts with most injuries and deaths on the Central Railway suburban lines this year. The good news is that four of the 10 stations that witnessed more than 100 accidents in 2015 reported fewer incidents this year, till November. The data was submitted earlier this month to the Bombay high court division bench of Justices Vidyasagar Kanade and Nutan Sardessai. The bench is hearing petitions, including one filed by activist Samir Zaveri, seeking measures to prevent deaths on tracks and provide emergency medical care to victims.Of the 289 incidents at Thane station, around 40% (114) were of persons knocked down by trains while crossing tracks. This was followed by 64 cases of commuters falling from overcrowded trains, five fell into the gap between the platform and footboard, and one was knocked down by a pole. At Kalyan, the...
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243 cases included 56 who fell from trains and 42 were of commuters crossing the tracks and getting hit by trains.
At Kurla, with 171 cases, the major reason for accidents was falling from trains (64), while at Diva (137), it was people knocked down by trains (75). At the suburban section of CST, people falling from overcrowded trains contributed to 122 cases. Ghatkopar, with 106 cases, too made it to the list of stations with more than 100 injuries and deaths on the tracks. However, Thakurli, Dadar, Mulund and Dombivli reported less than 100 accidents this year, till November.
The overall number of injuries and deaths on CR comprising the central mainline, harbour and trans-harbour lines fell by 8% and stands at 3,641 cases.
The railways said that they had recently commissioned 10 footover bridges and work on 27 others were in various stages of progress. It had sanctioned additional footover bridges at nine stations, including Thane, Nahur and Diva. Railway officials also informed the HC that as part of phase III of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project, it had proposed construction of FOBs for trespass control. It included two FOBs between Ghatkopar and Vikhroli, and one each between Thane and Kalwa, Thane and Diva, Kalwa and Mumbra and Diva Junction.
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