Updated: Sep 30, 2017, 06:35 AM IST, DNA

This city has suffered in every possible way — terror attacks, natural calamities, not-so-natural calamities <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Many decades ago, after a railway accident, authorities couldn’t rescue a man in time as he bled to death. A newspaper put the photo on its front page indicting the railway administration for not reaching in time. It hurt a sensitive railway officer so much that he framed that photo and put it in his cabin to remind him of the tragedy and the guilt.Today’s officers and ministers need to frame picture of every single victim in yesterday’s Elphinstone Road tragedy so that the guilt keeps reminding them to work towards saving lives while it is still possible. There were so many warnings, pleas, requests about the foot-over-bridges at railway stations that fell on deaf ears. This city has suffered in every possible way — terror attacks, natural calamities, not-so-natural calamities. This city has given a lot — in terms of sweat, wealth… and now blood. What we need is not post-death compensations. What we need is a humane touch, a sensitive administration that reciprocates the spirit of Mumbai.

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