Mumbai, March 18: Mumbai recorded one of its highest railway casualties on Tuesday, Mar 15 with as many as 17 commuter deaths that were reported the same day.
17 commuters lost their lives whereas 6 were reported injured. Officials say that out of the 17 deaths that were reported, six were tresspassing. "We make constant efforts to educate passengers to not put their lives at risk by crossing tracks," a GRP official said.
Six deaths were reported from the jurisdiction of the Kalyan GRP outpost.
Of those deceased, some of them had fallen off after being pushed off an over crowded train.
Mumbai's vast railway network is considered to be the lifeline of the working class in the city. However, due to its extensive reach, the trains in Mumbai are always overcrowded and often result in accidental deaths.
Statistics reveal that on an average, atleast 10 railway commuters are killed per day.