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RED RIBBON EXPRESS CHUGS IN LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS IN MUMBAI

aids-train-1The month-long Maharashtra leg of the Red Ribbon Express, which was flagged off from Delhi last year chugged at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai. Vasudha Dhumak joins us with details. An awareness and training campaign of the National Aids Control Organization known as NACO and Indian Railways, the train that arrived at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai will visit 160 railway stations across the country for a year to take the HIV/AIDS awareness message home. The seven-coach train halt in Mumbai for four days was welcomed officially at the hands of Minority Development Minister and Guardian Minister for Mumbai Suburb Naseem Khan. It will also pass through all the high-risk districts of the state. Prior to its arrival the State AIDS Control Society launched four mobile integrated counselling and testing centres. The mobile vans, which will accompany the train, will be equipped to conduct tests and give reports of three persons in an hour. With bureau inputs, Vasuda Dhumak for NMTV News.

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