Witnesses said that some of the workers were walking on the tracks. “I was walking with a different group, but I saw the four men being struck by a train. The train’s lights had not been turned on, which is why they could not spot it early,” said contract worker Vijay Sonawne. “I moved away in the nick of time.”
An official with the Government Railway Official (GRP) said that workers routinely walk along the tracks despite repeated warnings.