Don’t get inspired by rail track stunt video: Western Railway

The Western Railway has urged people not to get inspired by a video showing few boys performing a dangerous stunt on rail tracks.

The video shows teenagers lying on the track while the train passes through. “The video does not appear to have been shot in suburban section of Mumbai as the gap between sleepers and ballast is not so much here for a kid to lie down,” said a Western Railway spokesperson.

Prabhat Kumar, Commissioner of Police (Railways), has urged people to not get inspired and attempt such stunts. He said since no complaint has been registered and the police cannot take any action as of now.

In the past as well, the railway police in Mumbai has received complaints of people performing dangerous stunts on local trains. During a drive on September 11, the Government Railway Police at Kurla had caught 12 teenagers for performing such stunts.

Thousands of people die every year in suburban train accidents in the city. According to information accessed through the Right to Information, more than 3,500 persons lost their lives in accidents in the city last year.