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Railway Protection Force organises roadshow on safety of women, children in Thiruvananthapuram

School children, NCC cadets, and railway employees took part in the roadshow which concluded at the divisional railway manager’s office in Thycaud.

Published: 27th July 2018 06:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2018 06:19 AM   |  A+A-

Southern Railway (File photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Railway Protection Force (RPF), Thiruvananthapuram division organised a mega roadshow on Thursday to create awareness on the safety of women and children in the railways.

The roadshow was flagged off from the main entrance of the Thiruvananthapuram Central station jointly by the Travancore royal family’s Pooyam Tirunal Gauri Parvathi Bai; Shirish Kumar Sinha, divisional railway manager, Thiruvananthapuram Division; and Shaili Sinha, president, Southern Railway Woman’s Welfare Organisation.

School children, NCC cadets, and railway employees took part in the roadshow which concluded at the divisional railway manager’s office in Thycaud. For ensuring the security of women passengers,  ladies’ coaches of commuter trains and passenger trains operating between 6 pm and 6 am are escorted by the RPF personnel.

The toll-free helpline number 182 is functional 24x7 in the division and immediate assistance is provided round the clock for calls regarding the safety of women and children. Up to June 2018, the RPF had rescued 85 children and 22 women in the division.



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