Students request commuters to remain silent for a minute
The Western Railway held a unique programme - ‘Zinda Raho’ - on Thursday.
By exhorting commuters to remain silent for a single minute to remember the number of deaths in rail accidents on the three local railway lines - Central, Western and Harbour line - the Railways tried to increase awareness on the issue. Over 250 college students took part in this programme.
Helped by the Western Railway authorities, student volunteers came forward to educate the 'educated' people that 'it’s better to be late rather than Mr. Late'.
Many people have lost their lives in rail accidents while crossing rail tracks and the numbers are increasing with every passing day. In spite of repeated warnings and signboards exhorting people to use the foot over bridges, people tend to cross railway lines and risk their lives.