Mumbai Trains :Boycott

Mumbai commuters to ‘boycott’ trains on Monday

Mumbai: Over three million Western Railway commuters will mark World Human Rights Day Monday (Dec 10) with an unprecedented mass protest – a voluntary “boycott” of the local train services for the day to demand increased frequency of trains.The move has been openly supported by all national, regional and local political parties, social and commuters’ organisations, and more than 1,000 co-operative housing societies.


The 25 km-long target is between Dahisar (the last suburban station on Mumbai side) and Virar (the last station in adjoining Thane district), the northernmost sector in Western Railway (WR)’s 60 km-long suburban section.


The suburban sections, comprising WR, Central Railway and harbour lines are the lifeline of Mumbai and carry nearly eight million commuters to and from homes and offices daily.

IANS Sunday.

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