The number of local rail accidents involving people is increasing day by day. With the heavy volume of commuters, freak incidents occur along the entire suburban rail network. Almost 10-12 people are injured in such accidents daily. The Western railway has decided to create more awareness among commuters with the help of SMS's.
The Western railway will send SMS's to commuters regarding safety walls, foot over bridge, manned and unmanned railway gates etc. Western railway aims to promote and encourage commuters to use foot overbridges.
Nayana Bhoir, Vice President of the Railway women commuters organization has welcomed this move and said that people will be more aware of the safety aspects while travelling.