Thane (Maha): A 32-year-old man today died after allegedly falling from a suburban train, a day after Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered formation of a committee to suggest steps to stop such incidents.
The mishap occurred this afternoon when Naresh Mahadu Patil, a Khopoli resident, was travelling in a Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-bound train, an official attached with Thane railway police said.
“In between Kalwa and Thane stations, he slipped from the train and fell down and received severe wounds. He was rushed to the Thane government civil hospital by the co-passengers but the doctors at the hospital declared him brought dead,” he said.
A case of accidental death has been registered in this connection, Railway police said.
This is second such incident in one week. On November 27, a 21-year-old youth from Dombilivi, Bhavesh Nakhate had died after falling from a moving suburban local train in Thane district. The video of the incident had gone viral on social media.
“Prabhu has directed immediate constitution of a committee consisting of representative of Railways, Maharashtra government, Mumbai Commuters’ Association and NGOs working in the area. The committee shall also hold public hearings and submit its recommendations within a month,” Western Railway had said in a statement yesterday.
Meanwhile, two Shiv Sena MPs from the district – Rajan Vichare and Shrikant Shinde – met Prabhu in New Delhi today and gave him suggestions, including introduction of self closing doors in the trains, running of additional 15 coach rakes and increasing of the height of the platforms.