Indian Railways to soon launch Safety App for women passengers on trains

Source:  ibnlive.in.com

New Delhi: Amid growing concern over crime incidents involving women travellers, Railways is planning to launch an app for the safety of lady passengers in trains.

The Safety App, which is being developed by CRIS, the technolgy arm of Railways, will have to be downloaded on mobile phones and can be used to send distress messages to RPF and GRP with the single press of a button, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

“Women’s safety is not only Railways’ but our entire society’s concern. As a Railway Minister, it is my serious concern,” Prabhu said after launching WiFi service at the New Delhi railway station.

“We are planning to make an app operational for women passengers. If a woman passenger pushes the App (button), then the RPF or GRP will immediately get the information and prompt action can be taken. Station masters will also get the alert message,” he said.

Prabhu also proposed installing of CCTV cameras in compartments as a preventive measure. More info

Ilustration photo: Nanded Railway Station

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