Falling off from crowded local trains has been one of the major reasons behind death on railway tracks. To prevent such mishaps, the Western Railway (WR) had been testing the workability of closed-doored door system or automatic sliding doors in local trains. However, the trial has failed and it has been decided to shut the doors on the ‘closed doors’ system.
Confirming the same, Union minister for railways Piyush Goyal said, “Closed door in regular trains is not possible. The closed door systemn can be implemented only in vestibule coaches. Automatic closed door system is not possible without air-conditioning.”
As many as 654 people died after falling off from moving trains in 2017, while 18 died as they stood dangerously on footboard and took a hit from a pole. Thus, the idea of closed door was taken into consideration. Read more