Southern Railways Madras zone has associated a NGO Sneha to stop suicide prevention programme in Chennai.
As part of the tie-up, Sneha running a helpline will feature prominently on the division’s promotional material which will be put up across the suburban stations. The NGO will conduct training and sensitisation sessions for Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel on identification and counseling of persons who might be on the verge of committing suicide.
In the run-up to the World Suicide Prevention day on September 10, a number of joint awareness campaigns have been planned. Special announcements regarding the campaign will be made at Chennai Central and Egmore stations. Videos about the campaign with the helpline numbers will also be beamed at the giant screens at these terminal stations.
such suicides on train tracks had been an issue that had not yet been discussed extensively. In this tie up, 15 stations and vulnerable locations had been identified for aggressive campaigns where people jumped in front of trains .