In a new initiative, Ghatkopar Rickshaw Union has joined hands with Railway Police Force (RPF) for counselling commuters who get down at the railway station about the dangers of trespassing.
As a part of the awareness campaign, which started on Monday, once a passenger is dropped off at the station the auto driver will request them not to cross the tracks or travel irresponsibly. The passenger will also be handed over a pamphlet which includes additional details about the campaign.
Around 100 local residents who commute daily via Ghatkopar station, one of the busiest on the Central line, received a word of advice on safe travel by the autowalas on the very first day.
Since Monday marked the start of the campaign, offenders were only made aware of the dangers of trespassing, travelling on rooftop, footboard etc but not slapped with a penalty. However, those found flouting rules from Tuesday will be fined and lectured.