CORAS: Indian Railways’ commando unit

CORAS: Indian Railways’ commando unit

The first deployment of the Railway’s commando unit CORAS will be in the Naxal-hit areas of Chhattisgarh, RPF DG Arun Kumar said on Wednesday. He said a new state-of-the-art facility will be built in Haryana’s Jagadhari city to train CORAS commandos.

Speaking at the launch of the Commandos for Railway Safety (CORAS), Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said he had approved the setting up of the institute and instructed the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to provide them with training of international standards.

“CORAS’ first deployment will be in naxal-hit Chattisgarh. They will also be deployed in areas where railway has major ongoing projects which need security like northeastern States and Jammu and Kashmir,” the director general of the RPF said.

The unit is being envisaged as a responder for any situation pertaining to damage, disturbance, disruption of train operations, attack/hostage/hijack, disaster situations in railway areas, he said. Read More

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