Despite all the precautions taken, the local train passengers are being hit repeatedly by stones in the busy routes during rush hours. The windows are covered with railings to avoid stones entering the compartments. But in a recent case a stone hit a woman commuter standing near the door near Chembur. This is not the first time such incidence takes place in crowded trains during peak hours. In these cases no arrests could be made. Harbour line is becoming highly notorious because of the stone throwing incidents taking place near the slum area in this pocket. Fortunately the lady commuter survived with grievous injuries on her forehead. The co-passengers took her to the hospital and treated her. As a regular commuter in Mumbai locals, I had bitter experience not once but twice. Once I was hit near my right ear and on the next occasion on the forehead. I was bleeding and the doctors in the station gave me first aid. Public announcement was made for the help of a doctor to attend me. Now, sitting passengers escape the stone hit and the passengers travelling near the door suffer because of stone hit. Something should be done to arrest stone throwing on passengers, especially lady passengers. That’s my clarion call.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)