外文标题：'Killer' platform gaps claimed 34 lives in 2014, 79% rise in a year
THANE: It's more than a year since 17-year-old college student Monika More lost both her arms after slipping into the "killer gap" between a local train and a railway platform, but the administration appears to have done little to fix the dangerous space. Such gaps claimed 79% more lives in Mumbai in 2014 than in 2013.
Government railway police (GRP) records on the Mumbai suburban rail network show that as many as 34 people died after falling in the gap in 2014 against 19 deaths recorded in 2013. While nine commuters lost their lives on Central Railway (against 6 in the previous year), Western Railway recorded 25 'killer gap' deaths in 2014, almost double the 13 in 2013.
Railway activists blame the railway administration for not doing enough.
Sam Patel ()
No value for human life in india, even though mumbai is revenue earner for indian railways Govt dont do any thing for public shafety
Yasmin Rashid ()
Platform Gap, this is a problem worldwide, I have a solution but no one seems to be intrested
Railway should be privatised immediately as this oldies working in railways are laid back. They have lost their efficiency. Make one station privately handled and see the difference then...
Platform gap is one of the Congress and BJP agenda to control population so dont be shocked.
Like the trend goes, why not blame it on Modi as always. Some people have a habit of blaming it on Modi for anything and everything these days. Farmers death blame modi, suit gifted blame modi, churchs atacked blame modi, schools attacked blame modi, road accidents blame modi, train accident blame modi, i am surprised why arent people blaming modi for swine flu and bird flu?
Really.... So Middle class and Lower Middle life has Value? Most train traveler in Mumbai are from Middle class and lower Middle class.. the Horrible travel makes me think we are Nothing but a Animal....
In fact Mumbai is over crowded cities government should find some optional place.
The Railways don't seem to care