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There are no roads, there is no college, Shah, there is no valid reason as to why the government of Gujarat should lag behind and deny justice to us.

from pole 19. That makes them six to a shift In all TRIG the agency hired to provide manual surveillance has 18 spotters who cover the bridge in slots between 730 am and 3 pm 3 pm and 11pm and between 11 pm and 730 am Besides two riders on bikes patrol the sea link every hour telling bikers and pedestrians that the bridge is off-limits for them “It’s dangerous with cars zipping past you at 100 kmph” admits S P Dubey who is on morning patrol He looks for “intent” A few feet above the bridge’s deck are a separate set of poles with dome-shaped close circuit cameras that complete the token electronic surveillance On the north-bound carriageway they are numbered 1 to 60 starting at the Bandra end While poles 1 to 19 fall under Bandra police jurisdiction any incident between poles 19 and 60 is the responsibility of Worli police That makes pole 19 the most contentious Jurisdictional disputes have emerged following two death leaps at this pole Most suicides spotters and police confirm so far have been between poles 19 and 27 on the Bandra channel where the waters are the most choppy On August 19 when 65-year-old Lalchand Rathore told his driver to stop saying he wanted to relieve himself he chose pole 27 a km away from pole 19 At the crosspath opposite pole 19 is another 19 Just out of school this is Amit Thakur’s first job He has been instructed to whistle if he sees suspicious movement The Vile Parle resident says keeping a vigil on both carriageways is difficult “When I’m on one side I am constantly wondering what is happening on the other end” he says A kilometre away is senior citizen Vishnu Vaiti who kills time oscillating in the tiny make-shift post on the crosspath “I could never chase a person because of my build and the traffic can be scary” he says “We don’t have walky-talkies yet and are told to use our own cellphones In case I cannot get through I’ve decided I will try and yell out to my colleagues” On August 30 around 840 am Vikas Jhore jumped off the bridge from the Worli channel The BMC employee had had a fight with his wife From the opposite carriageway 53-year-old traffic constable Rajinder Jamade saw a woman in a blue sari running after him before he jumped At the toll plaza a supervisor who doesn’t want to be named says a few people who have got off their cars to jump have stood on the sidewalk on the left end of the carriageway probably contemplating their decision Once the toll plaza gets a call about a jump a supervisor has to immediately inform the police “We tell them the pole number” says the supervisor A separate alert goes to the Mumbai Fire Brigade and to Sagari Police Station Sagari police has the mandate in the state’s water limits A Maharashtra Security Force personnel and a TRIG security rider are sent to the spot to assist the spotter to mark the point where the person plunged an information which is then relayed to the rescue authorities At 1 pm on a Wednesday last week a car breaks down Vaiti leaves his post to help the person and makes sure he relays the information to the control room He stands very close to the person as he rolls out a spare tyre from the trunk “You never know what’s in his mind” he says An official at the toll plaza says there is only so much that can be done “Once a person decides to commit suicide he will attempt it until he succeeds If not here then in front of a train anywhere We had an incident on September 2 where a man stopped his car near pole 27 on the south-bound end of the bridge He got off and stood on the sidewalk but fled when the guard chased him He later took a U-turn and stopped his car at pole 19 on the north-bound end He stood on the sidewalk for a few seconds until he was stopped by the spotter He confessed that the choppy waters made it difficult though he had come determined” says the official at the toll plaza The sea link saw its first suicide in 2012 followed by a spurt in 2014 “They knew where to jump” says additional commissioner of Police (crime) K M M Prasanna Meanwhile the Mumbai Police continues to look for measures to stop the surge in suicides with suggestions including increasing the height of the railing to designing a net beneath the bridge to break the fall K P Mali superintending engineer MSRDC says every detail on the bridge was studied during the design and execution stage The current issue he says needs a more nuanced approach Additional Commissioner Prasanna agrees “There will always be measures but how do you stop someone who is determined” The police still maintain there is solace in numbers “The sea link was opened in 2009 and five years hence there have been eight deaths This is not like the Brooklyn Bridge or Golden Gate It’s not open to pedestrians and is not a sight-seeing spot That’s the difference” says Jayakumar For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News l? 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