‘Reconsider decision to not provide protection in overnight trains’

By Ruhi Bhasin  indianexpress.com

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Railways to reconsider its decision to not provide protection in overnight trains, after the Central Railways informed the court that escorts are only provided in trains which come under the vulnerable or highly vulnerable categories.

“Trains involving night travel do not fall in vulnerable or highly vulnerable categories under which police protection is provided. The policy needs further re-look as this involves safety of large numbers of passengers traveling at night. Railways should reconsider their decision to not provide protection to trains that undertake overnight journeys and do not fall in the vulnerable or highly vulnerable categories,” said Justices A S Oka and A K Menon.

The court has asked the Railways to file an affidavit by April 6, on their policy decision after reconsidering the matter. More info

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