Mumbai, Dec 30: For the first time for any Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis on Monday travelled by a suburban train and interacted with commuters.
According to reports, Fadnavis boarded the 6:29 pm Kalyan fast local from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) after attending a function at Colaba in South Mumbai.
Officials travelling with Fadnavis said he decided to take the common Mumbaikar's mode of transport to reach Kalyan to attend an event.
Commuters in the first class compartment were taken by surprise to see the Chief Minister in their midst during the peak hours. They discussed overcrowding in trains and safety issues.
Some enthusiastic commuters even dialled their relatives and asked Fadnavis to speak to them on phone, to which the Chief Minister responded positively.
"The interaction was about railway safety and crowd. Fadnavis responded positively saying that he would take up the issues with concerned authorities," an official travelling with the Chief Minister said.
(With agency inputs)