The Indian Railways has decided to build 100 additional barracks at key location for the Railway Protection Force in order to step up security for both passengers and rail property, an official letter has said.
According to the letter issued on August 29 by the Railway Board to the zonal railways, Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani said that in a meeting with the DGP Railway Protection Force (RPF) non-availability of barracks at key locations were highlighted.
“In fact a need for 100 additional barracks for the RPF personnel was highlighted by the RPF DG. In phase 1, 10 locations have been short-listed for expeditious construction of the barracks,” the letter stated.
It also said as the requirement of the RPF was essential for the secure and safe operations of railways, the short-listed barracks be built on priority. Read More
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