Western Railways Hires 'Yamraj' To Spread Its Awareness Campaign

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Western Railways recently took a satirical approach to spread its awareness campaign by hiring Yamraj, who stopped people from crossing unmanned railway tracks

Written By Ruchit Rastogi | Mumbai | Updated On:
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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. 

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Western Railway's awareness campaign

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.

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A satirical approach

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.

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