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Bombay HC expresses concern over railway infra

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Published : Sep 7, 2018, 1:42 am IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2018, 1:42 am IST

The court also suggested that there be a local level decision making authority to take quick decisions regarding facilities in trains.

Bombay high court
 Bombay high court

Mumbai: The Bombay high court expressed concern over the infrastructure provided by the railway in Mumbai. The court said that there was excess population in the city and outside people came in droves and hence, the infrastructure fell short.

The court also suggested that there be a local level decision making authority to take quick decisions regarding facilities in trains.

A division bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Rajesh Ketkar was hearing a bunch of PILs pertaining to women’s safety and improvement of railway infrastructure. The bench also noted that the problem of overcrowding wasn’t just restricted to suburban railway stations and that it extended even to stations where long-distance trains halted.

“The infrastructure at most of these stations is ageing. And we have a problem of population explosion. On top of that, so many people from outside of Maharashtra come to the city. How will the existing in-frastructure cope with all this?” the bench asked.

The Amicus Curiae Zal Andhyarujina however told the bench that a major percentage of the migrant population of the city used the railway and that it was difficult to stop them from doing so. The ASG informed the court that the railway had followed all orders.

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