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No propoal for searate force for train passengers

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) While conceding that passenger security is an area of concern, the Railway Ministry today said it is not planning to introduce a separate force, on the pattern of the BSF or the CISF, for the safety of its commuters.

Asked for his reaction on the recent killing of a retired DIG of Police in a train at Patna, Railway Bard Chairman J P Batra said, ''The safety of travelling passengers continues to be an area of concern, but we have not mooted out a concrete proposal to set up a separate force for train passengers.'' Mr Batra, however, said a loud thinking was being made in this regard.

He also pointed out that in the US and some western countries, there is a separate Transport Force, which enjoys authority similar to that of the local police.

At present, the railway safety in India has been entrusted to the Railway Police Force (RPF) and the Government Railway Police (GRP).


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