Dealing a deathblow to crime
Conference looks towards keeping passengers safe
S Vishnu Sharma, INN/Chennai, @svs037
How to keep passengers in trains safe? What can be done to enhance their security on the railway premises? Were some of the issues that came up for discussion during crime conference held on Southern Railway headquarters on December 12.
The event organised by Railway Protection Force (RPF) under the presidentship of Birendra Kumar, IG cum principal chief security commissioner, RPF, Southern Railway saw the participation of senior divisional security commissioner, RPF of Chennai division and divisional security commissioner (RPF) of Trichy, Madurai, Salem, Palakkad and Trivandrum divisions of Southern Railway.
Issues related to security of rail passengers were discussed in the conference and resolutions were adopted. The conference aimed at aimed for enhancing the security and dealing with incidents of crime against women and children at railway stations and trains besides intensifying surveillance through CCTVs to curb the crime against passenger and their belongings.
Birendra Kumar viewed the power point presentation by officials from all divisions. Reminding that there were directions from RPF director general Arun Kumar, he urged the officials to take steps to construct highrise compound walls to prevent human trespassing onto the railway tracks.
The direction urges officials to take measures at the earliest. He also advised to improve the security at major railway stations and trains with help of technologically advanced gadgets gadgets.
The overall performance of the divisions were reviewed and instructions have been issued to equip RPF to prepare for next generation requirements.