As part of voter awareness campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Election Commission of India (ECI) and Indian Railways have come together to utilize four long distance trains to carry voter awareness and motivational messages.
The train displays important contact details for the citizens including the voter helpline number and the national voters’ services portal besides motivational messages urging them to vote.
Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi, Ranbir Singh and Director SVEEP Padma Angmo, Election Commission of India and Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway R N Singh, on Friday, flagged off Kerala Express at New Delhi railway station. Kerala express will be flagged off by respective state Chief Electoral Officers and District Election Officers at the state and district HQs as it traverses across the route.
As the trains travel across the country, citizens will be encouraged to click a photograph with the train and upload it on social media, for further spreading the message.
Indian Railways has one of the largest railway networks in the world. As per the report submitted by the ministry of railways, on an average, Indian Railways carry 22.24 million passengers and 3.04 million tonnes of freight each day. This widespread network ensures that communication on this platform has a wide reach in urban as well as rural segments.