Metro Rly installs first set of convex mirrors at Park Street
Kolkata: Metro Railway has installed two convex mirrors at the driving motorman's end on both Up and Down platforms at Park Street Metro station on Wednesday.
After the incident of a passenger's death due to a rake moving with his hand stuck between the doors, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) had instructed the Metro Railway authorities to install convex mirrors at the driving motorman's end at both platforms in all stations, as soon as possible.
According to Metro Railway authorities, after the instruction by CRS they took up the matter and the first set of such mirrors has been installed at Park Street Metro station, where the accident happened a few weeks ago.
These mirrors will help the driving motorman to observe any irregularities happening in the platform while closing the Metro rake doors.
Though the convex mirrors have been installed at the driving motorman's end, conducting motormans have been instructed to personally observe the boarding of passengers in the last four coaches from his cab, as the driving motorman can see the first four compartments clearly.
Metro Railway authorities also informed that similar convex mirrors will be installed in all 24 Metro stations within one month as instructed by the CRS.