Level Crossing Awareness Week

The Tiruchi Division of the Southern Railway with an aim to sensitize people on the importance of railway safety, has launched a campaign as part of the Level Crossing Awareness Week. A rally was flagged off at the Tiruchirappalli Railway Junction as a mark of International Level Crossing Awareness Day. The main aim of the rally was to inculcate the importance of making us of unmanned and manned level crossings. The Divisional Railway Manager also released a compact disc, brought out by the Safety Branch of the division, on safety aspects meant for the public and road users. Safety checks were conducted at various manned and un-manned level crossings. Pamphlets, hand bills and CDs on safety were distributed to road users and villagers. A mobile railway safety awareness and propaganda vehicle was also flagged off. The vehicle will visit various railway stations in Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai, Vridhachalam, Cuddalore,Villupuram, Karaikal, Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur to raise awareness among the public and students about safe travel in train, safe crossing at level crossing gates, fire hazards, avoiding accidents due to footboard travel, roof travel, passenger safety and the need to use subways and foot over bridges for crossing railway tracks.

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