Boycott Local Trains for a Day

For the millions who travel by local trains everyday, its an adventure. However so ingrained is the local train into the psyche of the Bombayite that we just take what is dished out as granted and move on. However, citizens from Virar to Borivili have had enough and are taking a new route to get their issues addressed.

Commuters between Virar and Borivli are chalking out alternative plans to reach their workplace on Monday as train services in the section is likely to be disrupted owing to a protest by the Democratic Youth Federation of India.

The youth wing of the CPM has called a rail protest on December 10, which is incidentally the Human Rights Day, to protest against the plight of train commuters on the Virar belt. The agitators, including various residential associations, will request commuters not to board trains on the Western Railway section between 6 am to 6 pm.

The agitators are demanding better frequency of trains to Virar, that is, instead of a 15-minute gap, there should be a Virar train every five minutes. [link]

In light of the Human Rights Day, this week is packed with such activities. Its “Chakka Jaam” today and “Batti Bandh” on Dec 15.

More power to the people.

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