‘Passenger’ would include a person who has purchased a valid ticket for travelling by a train carrying passengers on any date or a valid platform ticket and becomes a victim of an untoward incident.
A person who comes from a village looking for a job, boards a passenger train holding a valid journey ticket, alights from the train and is trying to exit the Railway Station in the absence of overbridge being forced to walk along the tracks and gets hit by another train and dies, cannot be said to be intentionally careless or negligent.
Bombay High Court: While partly allowing the appeal wherein a passenger sustained injuries in an untoward incident, Sandeep K. Shinde, J., expressed
Jharkhand High Court: The Bench of Dr S.N. Pathak, J., allowed a petition assailing the order and judgment passed by learned Railway