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Flooded underpass forces woman to cross railway track in Delhi, leg crushed

Green Colony residents say flooding of the underpass is a perennial problem.

delhi Updated: Sep 06, 2018 04:12 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A train ran over the woman’s leg while she was crossing the railway track in Faridabad. (AFP (Pic for representational purposes only))

Krishna Devi, 52, was on her way to a Central Delhi hospital — where she works as a nurse — on Wednesday when her leg was crushed under a train in Faridabad. Family members said the woman was forced to use the railway track instead of an underpass for crossing the stretch as the underpass was submerged in water. Devi, a resident of B block in Greenfield colony, was walking towards Mathura Road to take an autorickshaw to her workplace. The woman has been admitted to the AIIMS trauma centre, police said.

Om Prakash, station house officer of the Goverment Railway Police, said preliminary investigation has revealed that Devi climbed on to the space between two bogies of a stationed train but the train reportedly moved, thereby crushing her leg. A passerby, who knew the woman, informed her family following which she was rushed to a private hospital in Faridabad. She was later referred to AIIMS.

Devi’s son, Ankit Arora, said, “ We are in a shock. The cause of the accident was flooding in the underpass, which forced her to use the railway track.”

Green Colony residents, however, said flooding of the underpass is a perennial problem.  Anish Suri, a resident of the area, said most have to cross the railway track every day. “ We urge the authorities to address this issue of waterlogging at the earliest.” 

“I will order an enquiry into today’s incident and even write to senior railway authorities in this connection”, said deputy commissioner, Faridabad Atul Kumar.

“ A few days ago, I had visited this underpass and got water cleared”, he added.

On August 19, a car was stuck in underpass due to overflowing of water at the underpass. A couple inside the car had to be rescued by the local police.

First Published: Sep 06, 2018 04:11 IST