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Maha CM Travels In Mumbai Local Train During Peak Hour; Interacts With Commuters

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MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 12: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (C) arrives at Vidhan Bhavan on November 12, 2014 in Mumbai, India. Minority government of BJP led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis won the vote of confidence of the Maharashtra state assembly by a voice vote, while its former ally Shiv Sena opted for the role of opposition. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today traveled by a suburban train and interacted with commuters.

He boarded the 6.29 PM Kalyan fast local from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) after attending a function at Colaba in South Mumbai.

Officials traveling with Fadnavis said he decided to take the common Mumbaikar's mode of transport to reach Kalyan to attend an event.

Commuters in the first class compartment were taken by surprise to see the Chief Minister in their midst during the peak hours. They discussed overcrowding in trains and safety issues.

Some enthusiastic commuters even dialed their relatives and asked Fadnavis to speak to them on phone, to which the Chief Minister responded positively.

"The interaction was about railway safety and crowd. Fadnavis responded positively saying that he would take up the issues with concerned authorities," an official traveling with the Chief Minister said.