Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with Mumbai Railway Police Commissioner Madhukar Pandey during the launch of the B-Safe campaign with the initiative of safety and alert messages exclusively for passengers, organised by Mumbai Railway Police at the Railway Police Commissioner office on Wednesday. Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar recounted a near death experience while crossing the tracks in his childhood during the launch of Government Railway Police (GRP) SAMEEP and B-Safe campaign on Wednesday.
“Owing to an early morning practice session once, I had gone for a sleepover at my friend's place in Vile Parle. The next morning, since we were getting late we decided to cross the tracks with our cricket kits. There were trains all around us and it was scary out there with those heavy bags. Don't cross the tracks. To say fit take a foot overbridge to go another platform," he said.
The GRP will educate passengers to dissuade them from taking selfies on board a running train. SAMEEP (Safety Alert Message Exclusively for Passengers) is an effort to establish instant communication with railway users in case of eventualities. GRP will create a database of commuters to curb rumour-mongering during eventualities by sending text messages to commuters listed with them. To register, commuters need to give missed call on 7208015207. While launching the awareness campaigns, Mr Tendulkar appealed to commuters to avoid trespassing and endangering their life.