Com­muters get safety lessons at Nerul sta­tion

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

As visi­tors start throng­ing mini seashore in Vashi, a hawker sell­ing cot­ton candy hopes for a good busi­ness.

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.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

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