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Call for Action on Railway Gate Raises Safety Concerns

The installation of a large rotatable iron gate at the Pattabhiram railway station has sparked concerns among commuters, particularly women, who find it challenging to navigate through. With reports of injuries among elderly women attempting to pass through the gate, residents are urging Southern Railway to reconsider its placement.

While the railway authorities cite reasons such as preventing stray cattle and two-wheelers from accessing the tracks, the inconvenience faced by commuters remains a pressing issue. Residents advocate for the removal of a portion of the compound wall to facilitate smoother passage and propose relocating the gate accordingly. As safety and accessibility become paramount, a collaborative effort between railway officials and the local community is essential to address these concerns effectively.