Indian Railways has warned commuters several times not to cross platforms through railway tracks because it is risky and impose hefty fines for breaking the rules. But, passengers cross the tracks illegally. To curb such dangerous acts, Western Railways has come up with a creative idea to stop trespassing on railway tracks.
On Thursday, the Western Railways department has launched an awareness campaign against trespassing in which a man dressed as ‘Yamraj’, the God of Death, stopped people from violating the rule.
As many accidents have been reported where people have put their lives in danger and even died because of crossing tracks illegally.
अनाधिकृत रूप से पटरी पार ना करें, यह जानलेवा हो सकता है ।— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) November 7, 2019
अगर आप अनाधिकृत तरीक़े से पटरी को पार करते हैं तो सामने यमराज खड़े हैं ।
मुंबई में पश्चिम रेलवे द्वारा आरपीएफ के साथ मिलकर 'यमराज' के कैरेक्टर के माध्यम से लोगों को जागरूक किया जा रहा है। pic.twitter.com/UM5O5OYQIR
"Do not cross the track unauthorizedly, it can be fatal. If you cross the track in an unauthorized way, then Yamraj is standing in front of you. In Mumbai, Western Railways in collaboration with the RPF is making people aware through the character of 'Yamraj'," the Western Railways tweeted.
“This Yamraj Ji saves lives. He catches people who are endangering their lives by trespassing the railway tracks, but to save them. This Yamraj picks people to release them safely. Please do NOT cross tracks, it's dangerous,” Western Railway captioned a video.
This Yamraj ji saves lives. He catches people who are endangering their lives by trespassing the railway tracks, but to save them. This Yamraj picks people to release them safely. Please do NOT cross tracks, it's dangerous. pic.twitter.com/PT81eYVajL— Western Railway (@WesternRly) November 7, 2019
In another video, a man can be seen walking on the tracks gets down on his knees as soon as he sees the 'Yamraj'. When the man joins his hands to pray to 'Yamraj', he is picked up and returned to safety.
अगर पटरी पार करोगे तो मैं तुम्हें अपने साथ ले जाऊँगा -said Yamraj during the awareness drive against Trespassing by RPF/WR in slum areas adjoining Railway tracks for saving precious lives&injuries to the people who trespass. पटरी पार करना खतरनाक ही नहीं अपितु कानूनन जुर्म भी है। pic.twitter.com/SdHytaaVn4— Western Railway (@WesternRly) November 7, 2019
Check out how netizens reacted over this step of Western Railways:
Very powerful imagery #Bound to have a major impact— Kalpana Dube (@DubeSpfn) November 8, 2019
उसी यम को बोलकर जरा डोंबिवली स्टेशन का कल्याण साईड का fob बनकर लेना... /\— Chaukidar Akshay Phatak (@akshayphatak1) November 8, 2019
Nice one good message— Ritesh thakur (@ritesh_thakur10) November 7, 2019
Hats off to @WesternRly for this breathtaking creativity, such awareness drives not only save the life of netizens but also prevent them to trespass railway tracks.— Gupta Pravesh Shahu (@PraveshTweets) November 7, 2019
Do you think by doing this trespassing can be stopped? Comment your opinion..