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Railway Protection Force rescues 150 girls and women in Operation Mahila Suraksha

ByJanice K. Merrill

Jun 2, 2022


Railway Protection Force rescues 150 girls and women in Operation Mahila Suraksha

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) and frontline railway personnel rescued 150 girls and women from human trafficking during the all-India Operation “Mahila Suraksha” conducted between 3- May 31.

posted on June 02, 2022 | Author ANI



The Railway Protection Force (RPF) and frontline railway personnel rescued 150 girls and women from human trafficking during the all-India Operation “Mahila Suraksha” conducted between 3- May 31.

A total of 7,000 people were arrested for traveling without permission on the women-only coaches, officials said.

In a bid to improve the safety and security of female passengers traveling by train throughout their journey, a pan-Indian initiative “Meri Saheli” has also been operational.

283 teams (covering 223 stations) of “Mahila” (female) trained officers and staff with an average total deployment of 1125 RPF women per day, are deployed across Indian Railways which have interacted with more than 2.25 000 women during this period and provided them with end-to-end security, officials said.

“Train escort missions with a mixed composition of RPF men and women have also been widely deployed during this period. Mixed escort missions started a few months ago and are receiving positive feedback” , railroad officials informed.

To make rail users aware of their safety and the Dos & Don’ts during their journey, 5,742 awareness campaigns were organised.

During this month-long operation, RPF personnel risked their lives to save the lives of 10 ladies who had slipped while getting on/off the moving train and were at risk of being run over by the moving train.

“Indian Railways is keen and determined to continue improving safety coverage for women on the railway network,” the department said in an official statement.

Operation ‘Mahila Suraksha’ aimed to ensure the safe and secure journey of women on Indian Railways. (ANI)

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