Indian Railways launches OPERATION MERI SAHELI

An initiative of Railways Protection Force (RPF), the strategy of the entails interaction with women passengers those are travelling alone by a team of young woman RPF personnel at the originating station.
Sheena

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 12:22:43 pm

Indian Railways launches OPERATION MERI SAHELI

30 October 2020 Current Affairs:

Indian Railways has launched on operation “Meri Saheli” for focused action on the security of women across all zones to provide safety & security to lady passengers travelling by trains for their entire journey from starting station to destination station.

Highlights:
♦ An initiative of Railways Protection Force (RPF), the strategy of the entails interaction with women passengers those are travelling alone by a team of young woman RPF personnel at the originating station.
♦ These passengers will then be briefed about all precautions to be taken during the journey and be told to dial 182 in case they face or see any problem in the coach.
♦ The RPF team collects the seat numbers of the ladies and conveys them to stoppages en-route. The platform duty RPF personnel at the stopping stations en-route keep unobtrusive watch over the concerned coaches and berths and if the need arises, interact with the lady passengers.
♦ RPF escort onboard also covers all the coaches/identified berths during its duty period. RPF teams at the destination collect the feedback from the identified women passengers. The input is then analyzed and corrective action, if any, is taken.
♦ The “Meri Saheli" initiative was started as a pilot project in South Eastern Railway in September 2020. After getting encouraging response from female passengers, it was extended to all zones from October 17.

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