25 Oct 2018
Amitabh Bachchan appeals rail commuters to travel safe. Watch video
The Central Railway has roped in Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan to spread the message of safe train travel.
The CR issued a short video message on Wednesday in which 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," Big B cautions the commuters in the video.
Be careful and follow the rules, says CR's General Manager
CR's General Manager Sharma said, "People nowadays are so engrossed in their mobile phones, they become inattentive towards safety rules. You may be lucky 99 times but you may not be lucky enough on the 100th time. So please, be careful and follow the rules."
Bachchan remembered when he saw train for the first time
The two-minute-long message was released at a function at the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) building in Mumbai, in the presence of Central Railway's General Manager DK Sharma and other officials.
Bachchan remembered his first tryst with the railways when he was two years old and recounted how he was mesmerized when he saw a train for the first time.
More than 18,000 people died in last 5 years
A recent query under the RTI Act 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 2018.