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Yamraj saves lives on tracks in Mumbai

Yamraj saves lives on tracks in Mumbai
Men dressed as ‘Yamaraj’ picks up the erring commuter who he sees trespassing tracks in Mumbai.
CHANDIGARH, NOV 8 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 11/8/2019 12:00:46 PM IST

Next time, if you are in Mumbai and plan to take a shortcut and leap across a track, beware, a ‘Yamaraj’ could confront you. But this time, he is here to save a life, not take one.

The Western Railway (WR) has come up with a novel idea to discipline people who walk on tracks instead of taking a proper route to their destination in Mumbai.

The ‘Yamaraj’, god of death, picks up the erring commuter who he sees trespassing tracks and leaves him near an area from where he can walk a right way.

As per a data, trespassing on tracks has accounted for 19,781 deaths in a decade in Mumbai. At least, 700 people died because of trespassing in the month of June, as per a media report.   

Member of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) dressed as ‘Yamraj’ carries people who try to cross unmanned tracks and provides safety awareness information to the public. The Western Railway (WR) started the awareness drive on November 6.

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