Mumbai: Young woman travelling on train footboard dies after she loses balance
Mumbai : A 22-year-old woman who was on her way to work died after she lost control while travelling on the footboard of a Mumbai local on Monday morning.
According to the police, the woman has been identified as Charmi Pasad, she was travelling on the footboard of a Mumbai local that runs between Dombivli and Kopar stations, she lost her control owing to overcrowding in the compartment. This happens to be the fourth such incident on the same stretch this year.
Pasad lived with her two elder brothers and mother in Dombivli.
“Pasad, a resident of Bhopar Gaon, Dombivli (East), fell off the running local around 9am. The victim was taken to Shastri Nagar Hospital in Dombivli, where she succumbed to major head and back injuries. An accidental death report has been registered,” said a Government Railway Police (GRP) officer from Dombivli.
According to the known information, she had boarded the train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)-bound fast local around 8.53am, from platform no. 5 of Dombivli railway station.
“Similar accidents have occurred on the same stretch as many commuters travel on the footboard owing to overcrowded compartments. Even after the fast train leaves Dombivli station, the commuters on the footboard struggle to get into the compartment,” said a GRP officer from Dombivli.
According to her brother, Pasad was a regular commuter and was on her way to office on Monday. “She was working in the sales department of a private company in Ghatkopar,” said Mehul Pasad, 35.
“The Dombivli station sees large crowds during peak hours. Boarding the local trains, which are already crowded by the time it arrives at Dombivli station, is very difficult and commuters are forced to travel standing on the footboard,” said Mehul Pasad.
“I request authorities to form a queue system for boarding and de-boarding locals. Besides, there should be increase in the local services, especially the ladies specials from Dombivli station, during peak hours, added Mehul.