The city of Mumbai is always bustling with crowd and to take care of the over –populace crowd are the Mumbai suburban trains which are considered to be the backbone of the Indian railways. The considerable growth in the number of rail accidents has shot up due to overcrowded compartments where people stuff themselves as herds of cattle.
The state and the culture of commuting for mere daily routine commuting has become nearly a life threatening experience each day. It has proved fatal for many and has endangered the lives of commuters. There is a very urgent need to curtail down on these rail accidents, for which alternative methods to ease down the commuter traffic needs to be adapted.
The upcoming Metro Rail service in Mumbai with its superior full-proof technology would counter Mumbai maddening traffic and would considerably take care of the frequent accidental deaths that happen due to the commuters dangling out of the compartments.
The personal loss of life as well as loss of property in terms of damage in Indian railways is immense. To witness a scene of accidental spots in Railways is the most pathetic and tragic experience for co-passengers.
The most recent accident in the history of Indian Railways is the derailment of the Gyaneshwari express. The passengers were sandwiched in the windows of the derailed train. The ear –piercing cries of the distressed and shocked passengers in pain could be heard. The luggage all broken lies unattended on places of accidents. This sight to witness is unnerving to react due to its impact on the society.