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Dripping toilet water greets commuters at CST

mumbai Updated: Apr 12, 2010 01:04 IST
Rajendra Aklekar

If you are boarding a Harbour line local from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, make sure you do not stand near the door.

For the past three days, the leaking toilet water pipes on one of the buildings close to the railway line are showering water over packed suburban trains entering and leaving CST.

Commuters said they have complained to the station staff, but there has been no change.

“It’s ridiculous. Can’t the officials or anyone at the station simply fix these things? There is a crowd along the doors at this stretch as people are in a hurry to get in and get out of the train,” Rajni Mehta, a commuter said.

“CST is the zonal headquarters of the Central Railway and all the top managers sit here. The divisional manager goes around everywhere to identify ideal stations but nothing is being done about the leaking pipes,” said Madhu Kotian, member of the suburban railway passengers committee.

Commuters complain that it is a regular feature. Water from air-conditioners and toilet blocks in the building drips over commuters but nobody does anything about it, said commuters.

A similar thing happens at Masjid Bunder station too, said commuters, where toilet water from leaking pipes of another building drips over passengers.

“It is high time the railways did something,” Kotian added.

“The railways have launched major cleanliness campaigns and here they are spoiling our shirts and dresses in the morning and evening and not paying attention,” said Rajan Mathew, another commuter.

S.C. Mudgerikar, chief spokesperson of Central Railway, said the railways would fix the problem immediately. “We shall fix it up at once and ensure that such things do not get repeated.”