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Posted: Oct 21 2016 (15:01)

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Oct 21 2016 (09:59)   Now, Virar commuters face bullying in Dahanu local

mmsravan   40 news posts
Entry# 2031532   News Entry# 283577         Tags   Past Edits
Virar commuters, known for their unruly behaviour towards their counterparts from Borivli, got a taste of their own medicine on Wednesday night, when commuters of a Dahanu-bound train objected to their alighting at Virar.
On Wednesday, the Virar Railway Protection Force (RPF) raided the newly introduced Churchgate-Dahanu train on platform 3 at Virar at 9.50pm following complaints from Virar commuters the previous day. The commuters were forced to travel up to Vaitarna station before they could alight.
The RPF arrested 14 men, all residents of Palghar, and fined them Rs 1,000-2,000. Police said
as the men were preventing Virar commuters from alighting, they had to barge into the train and arrest them. A video of the uniformed cops using their batons and dragging commuters out of the train later went viral.
They were booked under sections 141 (needlessly interfering with means of communication in a train), 145 (nuisance), 146 (obstructing railway servant in his duties). The arrested men were released by 1am. While 10 of them took a private vehicle and got home early on Thursday, the remaining four stayed at their relatives' homes in Vasai-Virar. Nikhil Dixit (22), a student who was among those arrested said he was simply standing near the footboard when the cops pulled him out and charged him.
Over the years, commuters travelling between Andheri to Borivli have complained of high-handedness when they alight at their stations from a Virar-bound train. In fact, as several Virar trains originate at Borivli, commuters wanting to alight at Goregaon, Malad and Kandivli (in a Borivli-bound train) are often blocked by Virar commuters.
Police said complaints of Palghar and Dahanu-bound commuters preventing others from alighting at Virar were pouring in since the ChurchgateDahanu train was introduced on October 10. It leaves Churchgate at 8.27pm, reaches Borivli at 9.15pm and in Virar at 9.50pm. There are seven stations between Virar and Dahanu. The train was introduced after the timing of Saurashtra Mail, which was used by commuters heading beyond Virar, was advanced by an hour. Palghar and Dahanu commuters, who would board this train at Borivli at 9.15pm, now board the local train. The next long-distance train from Virar towards Dahanu arrives at 10.50 pm in Virar.
However, commuters travelling beyond Virar say local and long-distance trains should not halt at Virar. "The Dahanu-bound local should be fast from Borivli. There are many trains for Virar," said Mukul Sinha, a daily Palghar commuter. The Dahanu-bound locals halt at Bhayander, Vasai and Virar.

Oct 21 2016 (15:01)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 2031532-1            Tags   Past Edits
Great!! but bullying is undesirable who so ever does it.
But third line/second corridor between Virar & Dahanu is necessity. A lot of time has been wasted in planning for the same. Construction should begin at the earliest, else the hapless commuters shall continue to suffer.

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