Western Railways moves to cut track deaths by implementing Final Mile’s interventions
Our work to reduce trespassing fatalities on Mumbai’s suburban railway system has been reported many times. Based on its success, Western Railways approached us with a problem definition that was slightly different. Apart from the trespassing along the line, they also wanted us to deal with trespassing at Jogeshwari and Kandivali stations in Mumbai. There was a lot of crossing close to the stations and there was a lot of incidence of people jumping the fence between two railway tracks in the stations.
In addition to the solutions that were proven successful at Wadala and other areas in Central Railways, they are also actively considering a new fence design that makes jumping nearly impossible. There are more interventions pending approvals and should be implemented soon. For now, it is encouraging to see Western Railways taking up the implementation. Read more here