Hundreds of commuters came on tracks and staged a ‘Rail Roko’ at Badlapur railway station in Thane to protest against the erratic and irregular train services.
Commuters got upset after a Commuters got upset over the erratic Centrail Railway services, after the 04:49 am Karjat-CST that reaches Badlapur at 05:32 was delayed for over half an hour due to signal failure near Bhivpuri early this morning, that led the commuter to stage protests when the train arrived in Badlapur around 6 am.
Initially, only a handfull of people started screaming, soon after hundreds of people joined in and stopped both Up and Down services and started sloganeering against the Central Railway slamming their inability to come up with a solution for this daily commuting issues.
Thousands of travellers commute everyday from Karjat – Badlapur to Mumbai for their daily bread. Trains ferquency in Karjat Badlapur runs one in 30-40 minutes. In such places, the delay causes more inconvenience for the commuters which later results in such disppointments and protests.
Railway Police are putting efforts to douse the ire among the commuters and retain the services.