The Rangiya division of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has recently launched one coach each only for ladies in two trains- 55817 New Bongaigaon –Guwahati passenger train and the 55809 New Bongaigaon-Guwahati passenger train.
The coaches have been opened exclusively in these two popular passenger trains mainly for the safety and security of the women passengers.
The NFR had also deployed Railway Protection Force (RPF) and ticket collector (TC) staff in these two trains.
The ladies coaches of these two passenger trains started functioning from Friday.
RPF personnel of Rangiya on Sunday conducted an awareness campaign to let the women know about various security facilities they can adhere to while travelling in trains.
The women passengers were also sensitized about security helpline no 182.
The RPF also counselled male passengers not to travel in coaches that had been exclusively opened for women.
To ensure the security of women train passengers, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Lumding division of NFR has launched a dedicated RPF Women Squad named Joymati Bahini in January earlier this year.
The squad comprises women sub-inspectors and constables of the RPF.