Mobile Video Van for Safety Awareness flagged off by GM/NCR on ILCAD
Various Awareness Activities Organised Over NCR on the occasion of ‘International Level Crossing Awareness Day’
Today on the occasion of International Level Crossing Awareness Day(ILCAD), GM/NCR Shri Pramod Kumar along with AGM Shri Ranjan Yadav and ther officers flagged off a mobile Video van for generating safety awareness about level crossings.
During the next 35 days, this mobile van will cover the various important locations across 3 divisions of NCR, to educate the road users about the level crossing safety precautions. This mobile van with TV and audio visual system will cover schools, LCs, Villages, Panchayats, Tehsil, nearby Markets etc. Many short films are designed to run in the van which cover topics like ‘how to pass the manned and unmanned LC cautiously’, ‘Avoid cattle on track’, ‘Danger of travelling on the roof of the train and foot board of the door’, ‘Never to accept eatable/drink from stranger during journey’, ‘Not to carry inflammable materials in train’ etc.
During the entire journey of Van safety counselors of NCR will accompany and will Distribute the Pamphlets Posters & Stickers among the road users for better understanding of the issue
It is worth to be informed that International Level Crossing Awareness Day is an initiative for creating awareness for safety in level crossing. This campaign was started in 2009 by the International Union of Railways (UIC). UIC is an international Railway organisation which is supported by railway communities across the world.
Every year, around 50 countries participate in this event, where different types of level crossing safety projects and practices are shared with the prime objective of reducing accidents in level crossings worldwide.
Today on this occasion various other activities were also organised which include, Interaction with Road users under which, NCR officials will visited LCs and interacted with Road users, Gatemen and were counselled about the safety precautions. NCR officials are also visiting Schools/Colleges/Gram Panchayat. Awareness campaign through Social media like WhatsApp, Twitter, SMS, Radio, Television etc are also being organized. Apart from it, safety seminars are also being organized at Stations, Training Centres across the zone for inculcating safety habits among railway personnel. Rallies and nukkad Nataks were also organised on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion Shri Pramod Kumar said that carelessness at level crossings is not just the safety hazards but the level crossings also cause disruption to the smooth rail traffic movement. He said we over IR are in the process of LC elimination and during the last financial year 66 level crossings by constructing 46 RUBs and 8 ROBs, where as in the current financial year we have targeted to remove 80 crossings and constructing70 RUBs and 17 ROBs. Out of that, 4 level crossings have already been closed in first two months this year.
During the program PCSO Shri Manish Kumar Gupta presented the brief about the activities being carried out during. All the PHODs and other senior officers along with staff were present on the occasion.