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Indore: Railway aims to reduce accidents

Months after the unfortunate accident wherein a young girl working in a pharmaceutical company lost her leg, the railway management has finally decided to solve the problem which led to the mishap.

indore Updated: Oct 31, 2014 12:48 IST
HT Correspondent

Months after the unfortunate accident wherein a young girl working in a pharmaceutical company lost her leg, the railway management has finally decided to solve the problem which led to the mishap.

Amidst some renovation works at the station, the gap between the tracks and platform is now getting filled. Nishi Kumari, the 24-year-old girl working in a pharmaceutical company, had lost her leg in the mishap at the same platform.

Dating back to May 23, Nishi along with her cousin Mukesh had reached Platform No. 5 to catch Indore-Jabalpur Express to go to Bhopal to meet her sister Surabhi. In her hurry to catch the train, which was pulling out of the platform, she slipped under the wheels of the train and lost her right leg.

Recuperating at a city hospital Nishi, who is a postgraduate in Bio-technology from Bhubaneswar, had stated that she will be writing a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi narrating the sequence of events leading to the incident. She had said, "Modi came to power at the Centre largely because of the vote of youngsters. I want to write about my pain to the new PM."

She had also quoted the number of incidents which happened at the same platform no.5 in the past. The reason cited by her was the gap between the train and the platform. It is proving a death knell for productive lives and needs to be brought to the notice of the PM, Nishi had mentioned in her letter.

However, after a gap of six months finally some action can be seen happening at the railway station. The gap of 5 inches is being filled. A slab is being placed so that the safety standards can be maintained. Though this work will be carried out at all the platforms of the station, at present work is being carried out at platform number 5, where the accident occurred.

Moreover, while this work is being carried out the general manger of railways Hemant Kumar is also slated to visit the new railway station on Wednesday.

The visit is slated to be aimed at inspecting the new railway station. Though the work is running at a very slow pace and comparatively not much has been done, according to sources, the senior officials have given direction to the contractors to speed up the entire work.

Detailed account

On May 23, Nishi along with her cousin Mukesh had reached Platform No. 5 to catch Indore-Jabalpur Express to go to Bhopal to meet her sister Surabhi.

In hurry to catch the train, which was pulling out of the platform, she slipped under the wheels of the train and lost her right leg.

Recuperating at a city hospital Nishi had stated that she will be writing a letter to the PM narrating the sequence of events leading to the accident.