Mumbai: Member of Parliament buys ambulance for Diva station from fund

Oct 26, 2018, 09:00 IST | A Correspondent

Local residents had been fighting for the basic amenity after seeing over a hundred rail-related accidents in the past six months

Mumbai: Member of Parliament buys ambulance for Diva station from fund
The ambulance that will help ferry accident victims at Diva station

Diva station has finally got an ambulance, after local member of parliament (MP) Shrikant Shinde, donated it. Local residents had been fighting for the basic amenity after seeing over a hundred rail-related accidents in the past six months.

Shinde had told mid-day he would help provide an ambulance for Diva station from his official fund and did so within two days. mid-day had reported about the lack of this basic emergency service, 'Diva station devoid of ambulances' on October 24.

Mumbai: Diva station remains devoid of ambulances

In the past six months, residents were forced to take the injured or bodies of persons killed in train accidents by rickshaw, or tempo, or even by packed trains. Diva resident and activist Adesh Patil said, "Residents and GRP were happy to see the ambulance near the station. They would wonder how to ferry the injured or those killed. For now the questioned has been solved."

A local resident, Santosh said, "It was the railways' responsibility to provide the ambulance but they did not do so, though they had seen the problems faced by us. But we are happy at least one politician did the needful." Thane GRP SPI, R Shirtode said, "A major problem faced by our officials has been resolved."

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