VELLORE: The railways department and district administration have taken a slew of steps ahead of the arrival of the AIDS awareness train, Red Ribbon Express on May 26 at the Vellore Cantonment.
The train will be stationed at Vellore Cantonment station from 8 hrs to 18 hrs, for the public to visit. A meeting was held in this regard on Sunday at the station to discuss the basic facilities that need to be provided to visitors who come on that day.
The meeting was chaired by senior divisional manager, North, Rajarajan and Vellore cantonment station master, Vijayakumar.
During the meeting, officials discussed the arrangements at the entry and exit points, provision of drinking water, temporary toilet facilities on the station premises, parking, lighting, and additional stalls, which will be set up by the AIDS Prevention Control Society. Around 50,000 people are expected to visit the Red Ribbon Express on May 26.
In addition to this, Vellore Collector Ajay Yadav will flag off four special campaign vehicles and two auto rickshaws on Monday. These vehicles will travel across the district to bringing awareness among the people about the disease. There will also be exhibitions and street plays. On Wednesday, he will flag off an awareness rally that will start from the new Vellore bus stand and end at the old bus stand. The rally will continue from the old bus stand and reach Vellore cantonment on May 24.