Commuters sit tight, delay Metro rescue operation

Commuters sit tight, delay Metro rescue operation

The city’s much-talked-about humane face took a beating on Thursday after Metro passengers refused to get off at the Kalighat station even after being told that a young man lay bleeding on the tracks below.

RPF personnel had to be summoned to coax the passengers out before the train could be reversed into the tunnel and the man rescued.

The incident occurred at 8.52am. A man, in his late twenties, jumped in front of a Dum Dum-bound train; the motorman applied brakes but the train stopped only after three coaches had entered the platform.

“None of the passengers were ready to get off saying they would get delayed if they got off,”Metro Railway CPRO Indrani Banerjee said. Read More

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