Commuters get safety lessons at Nerul station
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Navi Mumbai Pravasi Sangh (NMPS) and Vashi GRP conducted an awareness programme at Nerul railway station on Saturday to promote safety measures amongst the commuters using the suburban trains. The programme was a part of a month long drive planned by NMPS.
Supported by the railway police, the volunteers of the Sangh moved about on the railway station premises announcing on the loudspeaker the safety measures that the commuters need to take.
Abhijit Dhurat, president of NMPS, said, “A total of 2,753 people have lost their lives this year in train accidents.”
He said, “Despite getting loans from the World Bank, a train with a capacity of 1,200 to 1,300 people carries almost 5,000 commuters.”
Commuters were told not to board crowded trains, hang from the door or climb the roofs of the compartments.