A lawyer representing the Central as well as the Western Railway said this to a bench headed by Justice Naresh Patil hearing a suo motu (on its own) PIL which was converted out of a letter written by AB Thakker, a passenger, seeking reservation of a separate compartment for senior citizens in local trains.
More than 50 lakh commuters travel by local trains everyday on Western, Central and Harbour lines.
Initially, the PIL was only confined to the issue of finding more space for senior citizens in local trains but later on other issues like safe travel, garbage on tracks, accidents and overcrowding in trains came up for consideration.
Both the Railways informed the court that they would form a joint committee to find out whether the proposed move to install CCTV cameras in ladies compartme.

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