Western Railways calls on the 'God of Death' to scare people off the railway tracks
India is a country that likes to take its risk, especially when it comes to the railways. People overload the trains, they duck beneath the gates of railway crossings, walk on the tracks and often hop between platforms just to save time. While these might save people a precious few minutes, in doing so they risk their lives and put a lot on stake.
In efforts to teach the railway crossing daredevils a lesson, Western Railways deployed Yamraj or the God of death to warn people against crossing or walking on railway-tracks.
Western Railways, in its attempts to make sure that people practiced usual safety measures, deployed 'Yamraj' to patrol the tracks and make sure that people crossing or walking on the tracks get a hearty scare. The God of death was seen walking at Mumbai's local stations of Andheri and Malad on November 6th. The innovative idea expected to create awareness among those breaking rules, crossing tracks and help them learn an important lesson.
This 'Yamraj' dressed in a full black and gold costume complete with a gada in hand and a horned helmet, was even hauling people on his shoulders. Carrying them towards what is to come, if they keep crossing or walking over the tracks.
The message was clear as can be, if you keep walking the tracks, you're sure to meet Yamraj any coming day.
This quirky and innovative effort by Western Railway is a good symbolism for the fate which awaits those who do not follow the rules and jump tracks and walk over them. While the Yamraj will only help in scaring a select few, we appreciate the efforts made by Western Railways to counter the rail track issue.