The Indian Railways, which is running over 400 festival special trains this season, has launched an initiative to provide extra security to women passengers.
‘Meri Saheli’ is aimed at responding effectively to any security-related issues faced by women
As per the initiative, teams of women sub-inspectors will interact with passengers at the starting station and provide emergency contact numbers. These teams will remain in touch with a specified number of women passengers throughout the journey.
The Bengaluru unit of the RPF (Railway Protection Force) on Tuesday extended its safety programme from the earlier three to 10 passenger trains which also includes KSR Bengaluru – Belagavi – KSR Bengaluru Superfast Express.
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The Bengaluru unit was the first in the country to specifically focus on the safety of women through a pilot project in Rani Chennamma Express (Bengaluru to Miraj) a year ago