Railways gearing up to tackle crimes against women: Suresh Prabhu
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry was taking several steps to prevent crime against women in trains.
“We have a real challenge before us. Security of women during their train journey is of great concern to us and the Railway Ministry is taking various measures to curb crime against women,” Prabhu said in Mumbai.
“We are developing mobile applications to be used in cases of emergency and installing CCTV cameras wherever it is feasible and necessary. The Railway Protection Force (RPF), too, is being trained and sensitised to deal with crime against women,” he added.
The Minister was speaking on the sidelines of the release of an autobiography titled ‘The Guardian’ written by JG Mahurkar, Vice President of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen.
Prabhu said the Japanese government is willing to fund the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project and that the Railway ministry is holding talks with Chief Ministers of both states to work out a feasible plan.