As a Diwali gift to commuters, the Supreme Court has made it compulsory for the Indian Railways to keep oxygen cylinders in all the trains. It comes in a bid to help passengers suffering from respiratory problems.
The decision was taken by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra including Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud. Also, the railway officials have been directed to take the assistance of doctors from AIIMS and to explore ways as to how medical treatment can be provided to the travellers if they fall ill in a moving train.
The bench said that the railways should keep oxygen cylinders in trains so that anyone suffering from any respiratory problem can be given aid. It also added that railway staff should immediately intimate next railway station about any passenger who is feeling sick so that medical assistance can be provided as soon as possible.