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INDIAN RAILWAYS LAUNCHES 'MERI SAHELI' TO PROVIDE SAFETY TO WOMEN PASSENGERS

INDIAN RAILWAYS LAUNCHES 'MERI SAHELI' TO PROVIDE SAFETY TO WOMEN PASSENGERS

Context

The Indian Railways has started Meri Saheli initiatives for the safety of women passengers.

Details

  • The "Meri Saheli" initiative is to provide more safety and security of lady passengers travelling by trains in their entire journey from originating station till destination station.
  • Under the initiative, a team of lady officer and staff have been formed. The team will visit all of the passenger coaches including ladies coaches to identify women passengers.
  • Details of their journey like, coach number & seat number will be noted down by the team, especially if a lady is travelling alone in the train.
  • The passengers will be briefed about RPF Security Helpline No. 182, GRP Security Helpline No. 1512 and other precautions, for example, not to take food from strangers, buying food from IRCTC authorized stalls only & taking care of luggage.
  • The team will also advise them to feel free to contact the train escort party and dial 182 in case of any emergency.
  • The details of the passengers will be conveyed to enroute Divisions & Zones to meet the passengers at their convenience till they reach their final destination.
  • At the end of the journey, feedback will be collected from the lady passengers regarding their journey experience and safety measures taken.
  • The Central Railway RPF has started “Meri Saheli '' programme in 24 special trains which have got a huge and positive response.
  • This includes trains like Mumbai-Nagpur-Mumbai Duranto Express, Godan Express, Gondia-Mumbai Special, Mumbai-Howrah Express, Pune-Patna Special and other trains.

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