Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

Com­muters com­plain though the sta­tions in Navi Mum­bai are swanky, the ab­sence of emer­gency med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties is a ma­jor is­sue and it needs to be ad­dressed

CR’s plans

“We are plan­ning to get doc­tors and am­bu­lances for some more sta­tions in Navi Mum­bai. It is true that pro­vid­ing doc­tors and am­bu­lances for ev­ery sta­tion may not be pos­si­ble, but we are try­ing our level best to im­prove the sce­nario,” said a se­nior of­fi­cial from the Cen­tral Rail­way

“Sev­eral com­muters suf­fer in­juries in lo­cal trains. While it is not pos­si­ble to pro­vide doc­tors, am­bu­lances at ev­ery sta­tion, they should be a pro­vi­sion for at least an am­bu­lance and two doc­tors at ev­ery 3 rail­way sta­tions,” said Man­isha Naik, 37, a res­i­dent

‘Com­muters look for short cuts’

Su­dar­shan Khu­rana, sta­tion man­ager of Vashi rail­way sta­tion, said, “Most ac­ci­dents take place be­cause of the care­less of the com­muters. They want short cuts to reach the plat­forms.” Khu­rana said ear­lier around 10 ac­ci­dents used to take place at Vashi sta­tion alone ev­ery month. How­ever, be­cause of in­creased aware­ness, the num­ber has dwin­dled by 50% in the past cou­ple of months.

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