Meri Saheli launched

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  • October 30, 2020
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Meri Saheli launched

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Social issues 

In news

  • Indian Railways has launched “Meri Saheli” initiative for focused action on security of women across all zones. 
  • Objective: To provide safety and security to lady passengers travelling by trains for their entire journey from starting station to destination station.

Key takeaways 

  • It is an initiative of Railway Protection Force (RPF). 
  • It entails interaction with lady passengers especially those travelling alone by a team of young lady RPF personnel at the originating station.
  • These lady passengers are briefed about all precautions to be taken during the journey and told to dial 182 in case they face or see any problem in the coach.
  • The platform duty RPF personnel at the stopping stations en-route keep unobtrusive watch over the concerned coaches and berths and if need arises, interact with the lady passengers.

Do you know? 

  • The “Meri Saheli” initiative was started as a pilot project in South Eastern Railway in September 2020 and after getting encouraging response from lady passengers, it was extended to all zones

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