Nandkumar Deshmukh, President of the Thane Railway Passenger Association, said, “The first railway line in the countryran between Mumbai and Thane on April 16, 1853, making Thane the oldest railway station in the country. It is of historical value, which is why, celebrating this day is so important.”
There are issues of security in the ladies’ coach and on platforms, and trains usually running late, among many others. Commuters claim of problems involving of bad hygiene, security and rail accidents.
Deshmukh, when asked about these commuter complaints, said, “We have spoken to the railway department about this.
It is unfair to Thanekars, as Thane is one of the most populated stations in the city. They deserve better infrastructure. We will definitely look into this.”
The Thane Railway Passenger Association has demanded the oldest railway engine to be placed at Thane Station, to highlight the historical value of the station.