Years after certain laws, fines, and construction of multiple foot-over bridges have failed to discipline the Indian public who are still found to illegally crossing railway tracks, the Western Railways came up with a very unique idea to prevent people from having accidents who tend to seriously injure themselves or in worst cases lose their lives.
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
The Western Railway launched an awareness campaign on November 6 wherein a man dressed up as Yamraj, the god of death, stopped people from illegally crossing unsupervised railway tracks and carried them back to safety. According to reports, the awareness campaign was carried out on the stations of Malad and Andheri as these two are two of the busiest stations where people are often found crossing unmanned railway tracks to reach the other side of the platform to board the train of their choice.
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
The Western Railway officials had asked a jawan from the RPF (Railway Police Force) to educate and raise awareness of the daily passengers about the danger they might be in if they cross the railway tracks.
Yamraj has been tagged as the god of death in Indian mythology who has been given to collect human beings after they die but the Yamaraj sent by the Western Railways carried the passengers back to their safety and away from their imminent death.
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