Who was at fault?

A very sad incident happened today while traveling to my workplace! The train reached Vashi station and was full to the core as usual!! People were getting ready to board the train and among them stood a man who had to reach his destination very early

He managed to hold on to the edge of the door and boarded the train half heartedly. As the train left vashi he was shouting at people to give him some space. No one listened to him. At the next moment he fell down but was still holding on the edge of the door. He was literally being dragged, the last I saw of him. Hope he is OK!

The whole journey I was just thinking about this. A few things came into my mind. Who was at fault? Was it the passengers who were unable to adjust a bit so that this man could have got some extra space to hold on. Was it the Guard of the train who in spite of seeing the person being dragged did not stop the train! Was i at fault who in spite of seeing the person being dragged did not pull the chain or was it the person himself who could have left this train and caught the next train?

What do you think……..???

15 Comments

  1. Responsible:
    1) Indian Railways. It is unable to increase frequency of trains on Harbour line in spite of knowing the heavy traffic load in peak hours.

    2) The person himself: He could have waited 5 more minutes to board the next train…

    • Harish aka Harry

      @Detlef That is what i was unable to see or analyze as to why was he still holding the door!

      @unitechy Yes there was train which would leave in 5 minutes from vashi!

      Thanks a lot for your feedback!

  2. Swati

    I personally feel, tat the guy cud hav left the train,, even i do many times,, yes agreed, i do get late, but climbin the crowded train n gettin injured is not the solution,, Even blamin the government is wrong,, coz more the trains they wil increase, more public wil start travellin by train,, n this cycle is not ending,,

  3. Hari

    I feel this is where everyperson makes anistake. We need to be alive to achieve/ enjoy/have worldly possessions. If it was me in his case, I would have waited for the next train. One cannot take for granted own relations/people known to him, where is the question of unnknown helping him except in rare occassions.

  4. Ramakrishnan

    Thanks for the blog. I personlly feel that he should not have boarded that particular train. He could have waited and see his health condition. He took risk and took the hasty decision.
    Ramuma/chennai

  5. Uma Ramakrishnan

    I personally feel that the gentleman could have waited for the next train. anyway I dont think u could have done anything with the crowded passengers inside the train.

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