Women battalion for security of female train passengers soon

Source:  indianexpress.com

A special women battalion of the Railway Protection Force will be raised soon for security of female train passengers, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said during Question Hour that CCTV cameras are also being installed in trains to monitor activities of passengers while a special mobile app will be introduced soon by the Railway Ministry to facilitate women passengers to lodge instant complaints of harassments.

Prabhu said plans are afoot to introduce tourist trains on pilgrim circuits like Devi circuit, Jyotirling circuit, Jain circuit, Christian circuit, Muslim/Sufi circuit, Sikh circuit and other circuit announced in the Railway Budget 2014-15.

He said the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation have operated five pilgrim special tourist trains from October 25, 2014 till today and five more trains are planned till January 12, 2015. More info

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