Under its special campaign that ran for four days from December 6, the Railway Protection Force has arrested more than 2100 commuters for illegally crossing tracks on the Western Railway. Rs 7.11 lakh was netted in fines. The RPF launched a campaign against track crossing, which is the biggest killer on the railways.
“Our objective is to create an impact, particularly at locations which see a high number of track crossing cases. We selected locations in the jurisdiction of Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Vasai and Virar RPF outposts. Personnel are deployed at level crossing gates to ensure there is zero track crossing. We have displayed banners and are also speaking to commuters about the dangers of track crossing. But if commuters persist, then they are arrested,” said Anand Jha, senior divisional security commissioner, RPF, WR.