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Railways,NGO come together for month-long drive against trespassing

The Western Railway launched a month-long Zero Death on Track campaign,as part of its Anmol Jeevan Drive against trespassing,at Goregaon railway station on Thursday.

Written by Esha Roy | Mumbai |
December 11, 2009 1:12:27 am

The Western Railway launched a month-long Zero Death on Track campaign,as part of its Anmol Jeevan Drive against trespassing,at Goregaon railway station on Thursday. The WR has organised the campaign in association with NGO We,the People.

As many as 200 volunteers,mostly from colleges around Goregaon,along with WR staff and RPF will be deployed at strategic points on all platforms of Goregaon from 7.30 am to 10 pm to check trespassing and encourage use of foot overbridges. CP Sharma,Divisional Railway Manager,WR,said,“WR has provided FOBs or subways at all suburban stations for convenience of the commuters. Dividers have also been provided between platforms to prevent people from crossing tracks.”

Sharma also unveiled caps and T-shirts for the volunteers with messages against trespassing. NCC cadets,schoolchildren and artists of a cultural team of WR will also participate in the campaign,said SS Gupta,chief public relations officer,Western Railway.

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