The Dudhsagar water falls now cannot be accessed by the rail trek as the SW Railways has declared this as dangerous and prohibited tourists from walking on the track.
The notice says – The Dudhsagar railway station is not opened for public and the station is prohibited for the use by common public for alighting and boarding trains.
It is observed that a large number of people access the Dudhsagar falls by traveling on goods train or by trekking alongside the railway track or alighting from express train with unscheduled stoppage.
Recently such unruly crowd resorted to stone pelting, climbing on the train engine and thereby disrupting train services and endangering the safety of passengers. The Dudhsagar station is not having any amenities to cater to passengers and is only a technical stoppage point. It is highly unsafe for public to access DudhSagar through Railway means.
Trekking on railway track is an offense and would be liable to punishable under sections 147, 151,152, 153 of the Railways act 1989.
Unlawful entry into goods train/engine/express is also punishable under sections 147,156 of the Railways act 1989.