The visually challenged community in Thane’s Vangani want jobs, safety and dignity



Every day at 7 pm, as people are returning from work, 42-year-old Munjaba Shingare leaves his home in Vangani village in Thane district, 60 km east of Mumbai, to begin his work day. Carrying his 7.5 kg dholki, a two-headed drum, he takes a 10-minute walk through the town centre to reach the train station.
Here, he takes on the perilous task of crossing seven busy railway tracks on foot, reaching the platform to board the 7.05 pm Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train that will take him to Kurla, one of Mumbai’s busiest stations.

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