Commuters organisation calls for boycott of locals on Dec 10

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Mumbai, Dec 8 (UNI) Pravas Adhikar Andolan Samiti, a train commuters organisation, has urged the over 30 lakh commuters, travelling between Mira Road and Virar suburbs, to boycott the local trains on December 10 -- the World Human Rights Day.

The boycott call has been given to protest against the alleged hostile attitude of the Western Railways authorities towards the commuters in this particular section.

Stating that the passenger density in trains on this section was more than 15 per square feet in each compartment, Samiti convenor Shailendra Kamble said this amounted to violation of the human rights, and, so, the boycott call has been given on the World Human Rights Day.

The organisation has also demanded that the time gap between the running of trains in this section be reduced to five minutes from the present ten. Only if there is one Virar local every five minutes, that traveling conditions would improve, Mr Kamble said.

He clarified that people's participation in the boycott call is voluntary and no blockade would be carried out.

Formation of human chains near stations between Mira Road and Virar, and protest meetings will also be held, Mr Kamble said.


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