The Northeast Frontier Railway has launched a dedicated woman squad of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to enhance security of women in the premises of the railway, an official said Wednesday.
The primary aim of the squad is to strengthen women's security around Guwahati region in railway premises and trains.
Its members have started their duty by interacting with women passengers at the Guwahati and Kamakhya railway stations to provide foolproof security for women and children.
The squad would also be more approachable by women in need of help in railway premises including reserved coaches and women's compartments, Mishra said.
The 'Joymati Bahini' was launched recently by NF Railway's Inspector General cum Principal Chief Security Commissioner B B Mishra at Kamakhya station here.
Passengers are also being told to dial 182 immediately in case of any emergency on running trains or platforms.
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