A tragic incident which resulted in the death of a one-year-old girl due to the lack of a reserved seat in the train has brought into the light the lack of awareness around emergency quota seats in the Indian Railways.
As reported by India Today, the one-year-old girl, Marium, who was suffering from heart disease, was travelling on the Maveli Express from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram for urgent medical treatment.
Mariam’s parents, Shameer and Sumayya, pleaded with the TTEs for a berth in a reserved compartment, but the train was fully booked, so the TTEs directed them to travel in a general compartment. Read More
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