To contribute its mite towards bringing down death and injury tolls on Mumbai Suburban Network, RPF, Mumbai Division, Central Railway has adopted two-pronged strategy of continuous and result-oriented Passenger Awareness Campaigns and Drives (Prosecution) under the penal provisions of the Railways Act. Aforesaid Campaigns and Drives (Prosecution) are targeted towards commuters indulging in trespass including track crossing, rooftop and footboard travel, drunkenness and nuisance, endangering safety of railway passengers, carriage of bulky bags etc.
Passengers Awareness Campaigns by RPF are underway at Dombivli, Kalyan, Kurla, Dadar and CST stations. Cautionary banners, posters, pamphlets and announcements with the help of loud hailers (mega phones) are being used as modes of Passenger Awareness Campaigns at the aforesaid stations.
From today (09.12.2015) Drives (prosecution) have been launched by the RPF under Section 147 of the Railways Act at different stations against commuters indulging in trespass and track crossing despite the Passenger Awareness Campaigns. Prosecution under Section 147 of the Railway Act entails imprisonment for a term which may extend to 6 months, or with fine which may extend to Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand), or with both.