Maharashtra: Titwala commuters forced to cross railway tracks

Mumbai: Commuters at Titwala station have complained that there is only one foot overbridge (FOB) at this station which gets crowded and they are forced to cross the railway tracks. To make matters worse, there is sleeper concrete kept right next to the railway tracks, which poses a hurdle while they are crossing the tracks, commuters have said.

Commuters directed agonised tweets to railway authorities and tagged the railway minister, Piyush Goyal: “Sir, at Titwala station towards CSMT end, there is no FOB. It’s in process now. We have to cross the track, as you can see in the pic. Somehow, some concrete sleepers are dumped in the way of commuters, since months. FOB we gave is an invite to another #elphinstone. At the place where we have to cross the tracks, pile of sleepers is an invite to danger. I got injured there as I fall down in the rush hours. Any remedy?,” tweeted Dinar Pathak.

“A commuter also got hurt because of these concrete slabs when he was crossing the tracks on Saturday evening, following which, he asked railway authorities to remove them,” added Titwala resident Umesh. Dinar Pathak, another Titwala resident said, “As Titwala’s population has grown substantially in a few years, the only ancient FOB at the station is in no state to sustain the pressure of the crowds during peak hours. The demand for a new FOB was finally accepted and the work has started. Till it is complete, commuters have no choice but to cross the tracks. Railways should ensure there should be no hurdles and once the new FOB is completed, crossing of tracks should not be permitted.”

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