Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.

Western Railway's RPF personnel dress up as 'Yamraj' to stop track-crossing

'Yamraj' at work
1/5

'Yamraj' at work

Western Railway has got RPF personnel to dress like Yamraj, the god of death and justice, and visit stations and adjoining areas to get people to desist from crossing tracks and risking their lives.

Yamraj will find you!
2/5

Yamraj will find you!

As part of the play-acting, 'Yamraj' carries the trespasser, railway lingo for track-crosser, on his shoulder over some distance symbolising the imminent danger one faces of being snatched away by death while taking a short-cut over the tracks, a railway official said.

Effective drive in Mumbai
3/5

Effective drive in Mumbai

The drive was found to be effective when first carried out at Andheri and Malad station after which it was extended to other stations, WR chief public relations officer Ravinder Bhakar. Mumbai suburban network, among the densest in the world with over 7 million daily passengers, sees 8-10 death track deaths every da

From the records!
4/5

From the records!

Bhakar said 13,463 people have been prosecuted by WR under section 147 of the Railway Act for track-crossing till October 2109, which is 30 per cent more than the numbers in the corresponding period last year.

BCCL
Decline in death numbers
5/5

Decline in death numbers

Bhakar said trespass deaths in WR's suburban section had reduced by 7 per cent and injuries by 30 per cent in the month of September, and put it down to better policing and awareness.

X
User

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service