3 Dec

Safety tips for local train travel in Mumbai

If you wish to travel really fast from one side of the city to another, there’s nothing as cheaper as and faster than the infamous local trains of Mumbai. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an outsider or a Mumbaikar, at some point, Local train travel becomes inevitable.

Unfortunately, all the rumors about local trains being extremely crowded are true. You’ll have to forget your manners while getting on and off the train. Be ready to push or get pushed. In real sense, it’s the survival of the fittest. Due to these extreme crowded conditions, several deaths occur every year of people travelling by local trains. Here’s a list of safety tips which can help you while travelling through local trains:

  • If you don’t wish travel in extremely crowded trains, then 11am – 4pm can be a comparatively better time. Avoid travelling in morning and evening rush hours unless it’s urgent.
  • Getting on and off the train can be a really difficult job, go with the flow of the crowd and get closer to the door if you wish to get off on the next station.
  • Do not lean outside the door as you might collide with the electric poles or slip and fell off the train.
  • Do not cross the railway tracks no matter how much hurry you are in, if you don’t wish to get crushed by the trains.
  • Use a foot over bridge (FOB) to move from one platform to another.
  • If you don’t wish to get knocked down by someone, keep out of the way of people who are in a hurry to catch the trains.
  • Take care of your valuables and ensure their safety as pick pocketing is really common on local trains.
  • If you find any suspicious object lying anywhere on the station, immediately inform the RPF.

Follow these tips for a safe travel in Mumbai local trains.

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