In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
In one of the most high-profile localities in the capital, hundreds of (1) ______ walk across an unmanned railway track (2) ______ day to get to school. Lakshman (3) ______ his way down the rocky steps (4) ______ lead to the railway track behind his settlement. He (5) ______ in the affirmative when asked if the track scares him. "I have fallen down these steps so many times during the monsoon. But there is no other way to walk to school," he says.
Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 1.