Rail-related accidents than men, the Bombay High Court today said the Railways should consider allotting a separate first class coach for women commuters in all suburban trains.
Presently, one-fourth of three coaches are reserved for women who have first class tickets or season passes. Three-fourth of three coaches are earmarked as second class women’s compartments.
“Why can’t the Railways allot a full coach for ladies travelling in first class? For one month, the Railways should try it,” a division bench of Justices N H Patil and G S Kulkarni said.
The bench was hearing two PILs – one by Thane resident Vikrant Tawde seeking judicial inquiry into the Elphinstone Road stampede incident and another filed by Smita Mayank Dhruva, president of Indian National Congress’ South Mumbai division seeking that the Railways take measures for better crowd management. Read More