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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Eyecatchers-160: Suburban (Railway) Network's killer line claims one life every day!

Excerpt from the article, "Suburban Network's Killer Line Claims 1 Life Every Day - 220 killed in last six and a half months on Beach-Guduvanchery stretch; Railway Force launches Awareness Drive to address issue" by D.Madhavan, TNN in the Chennai edition of The Times of India dated July 20, 2012:

I felt sad reading the above news item.  Most of those killed are between 18 and 30 years of age.  Talking on cellphone while crossing tracks is the main reason for the deaths.  Due to lack of sidewalls, trespassing is frequent. Another cause is footboard travel.

People are dying unnecessarily at the prime of their life, making the life of their parents and other relatives miserable and painful.  Carelessness (talking on mobiles while crossing tracks), laziness(to use the overbridge) and recklessness(footboard travel) these will be avoided if only one thinks of their loving dear ones waiting for them at home.

Grateful thanks to The Times of India.    

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