Railway Force fine 5,938 people in 2-day drive, collect Rs 12.18 lakh

New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways said in a Press communication today that the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is pledged to render all help & assistance to persons with disabilities (divyangjans) and women passengers for a safer journey through Indian Railways. In a bid to crackdown against the illegal occupant of coaches and seats reserved for differently-abled persons and women passengers, special drives on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 & 4 December were launched all over the country by the Railway Protection Force by deploying maximum number of staff for this drive.

2,844 drives were conducted across all Indian Railways against persons travelling in coaches and seats reserved for persons with disabilities, and 3,094 such drives were against unauthorized persons travelling in coaches and seats reserved for women.

The total number of cases registered during these drives is 10,726. A total of 12,825 persons were arrested under Section 155 of the Railways Act with realization of fine of Rs. 12.18 lakhs in both the drives.

The action taken by Eastern Railway (1,004 cases) was the best followed by North Central Railway (596 cases) and Western Railway (576 cases) in the drive conducted against persons travelling in coaches and seats reserved for persons with disabilities.

The action taken by Eastern Railway (1,407 cases) was the best followed by North Central Railway (880 cases) and Central Railway (789 cases) in the drive conducted against unauthorized persons travelling in coaches and seats reserved for women.

All the zonal units of RPF have been instructed to continue such raids and drives in future to deter unauthorized persons travelling in coaches and seats reserved for women and persons with disabilities to ensure their safer and secure journey across Indian Railways, said the Ministry.


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