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‘Yamraj’ patrols Mumbai railway stations to catch those walking on tracks

Along with the post were pictures of a man dressed as Yamraj standing on the railway platform. According to the post, this move is a part of a campaign to encourage people to use the overbridge and subway.

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“This Yamraj keeps an eye on people and saves lives,” read the caption of the tweet shared by the official Twitter handle of Western Railway.

While in July last year, the Bengaluru traffic police sought help from Yamaraj — the lord of death — during a “Safe drive” campaign, this time it is the Western Railways in Mumbai that needed some divine assistance to spread awareness about the dangers of crossing the train tracks.

“This Yamraj keeps an eye on people and saves lives,” read the caption of the tweet shared by the official Twitter handle of Western Railway.

Along with the post were pictures of a man dressed as Yamaraj standing on the railway platform. According to the post, this move is a part of a campaign to encourage people to use overbridges and subways.

While in one of the picture the “Yamraj” is walking on the platform holding his “Danda”, in the other he can be seen picking up a person from the tracks and bringing him back to the railway platform. The post has triggered several reactions online with many lauding the initiative by the Western Railway.

Hundreds of people die every year on Mumbai’s suburban trail network while crossing the tracks.