Fresh RPF Recruitment to Meet Maoist Threat: Gowda

Published: 16th October 2014 07:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2014 07:16 PM   |  A+A-


RANCHI: With Maoists often targeting railway properties, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said fresh recruitment would be made in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to deal with it.

"The railway department is planning to recruit 17,000 constables, including 4000 women, as safety and security is its topmost priority," Gowda said in reply to a query that Maoists have been targeting railway properties.

Recently, they caused derailment of a freight train in Latehar district, he added.  

The Maoists and other splinter groups call bandhs in the state several times in a year and destroy railway tracks or cause derailment of goods train.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp