Western Railway has launched regular drives against able-bodied persons travelling in the reserved coaches for Divyangs. During the year 2017, a total of 39,602 persons and in the year 2018, a total of 10,159 persons were prosecuted. A special week long joint drive of RPF & GRP was recently launched against unauthorised travel in compartments reserved for Divyangs. Adequate GRP/RPF personnels were deployed for nabbing all offenders travelling in coaches reserved for Divyang persons.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of W.Rly, during the drive, 350 persons were prosecuted by GRP under Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and 995 persons were prosecuted by RPF under the Railway Act, 1989. Similarly, special RPF decoy teams were deployed in innovative manner for prevention and detection of passenger crimes after identifying vulnerable spots and studying their modus operandi. They have busted 28 notorious criminals involved in Fatka Theft/Robbery and 46 bullies for blocking doors and refusing entry to other commuters during peak hours. Read More
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