In a statement issued here, the Western Railway said, "Minister of Railways has expressed grave concern over the rising cases of accidental deaths in Mumbai suburban railway
system".
    
"He has directed immediate constitution of a committee consisting of representative of Railways, Maharashtra government, Mumbai Commuters' Association and NGOs working in the area", it says. The committee shall also hold public hearings and submit its recommendations within a month, it said.

21-year-old youth Bhavesh Nakathe was killed on Friday after he fell from an overcrowded train between Kopar and Diva stations in Thane district. A video clip of the incident,
captured by a co-passenger, went viral on social media sites.
    
When asked about Prabhu's direction for constitution of the committee, Khan welcomed the move, but added that the decision has come 'very late'.
    
"The basic reason for so many fatalities on tracks is that railway officials have failed to comprehend the hardships of the commuters...I believe this proposed committee would
find the reasons and make proper and implementable recommendations", he said.

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