The Central Railway has roped in Megastar Amitabh Bachchan to spread the message of safe train travel. The CR issued a short video message Wednesday in which Amitabh Bachchan appeals passengers to follow safety rules, not to cross the tracks and use foot over-bridges instead. “Life doesn’t give you a lifeline always,” Mr Bachchan cautions the commuters in the video.
The two-minute-long message was released at a function at the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) building. In the video, Mr Bachchan remembered his first tryst with the railway when he was two years old and recounted how he was mesmerised when he saw a train for the first time.
A recent query under the Right to Information (RTI) had found that 18,423 people died and 18,847 people were injured in train-related mishaps in the Mumbai region between January 2013 and August 2018. As many as 1,974 people have died in the first eight months of the current year in such mishaps, the RTI reply said.