Railways Launches Two All-Women Teams For Women & Children Safety Onboard

by Vinita Jain
Railways Launches Two All-Women Teams For Women & Children Safety Onboard

To ensure the safety of female train passengers, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) recently launched a major security operation.  Railway Protection Force (RPF) Secunderabad Division has established two all-female Shakti teams. The two teams of Railways, ‘Rudrama’ and ‘Nagamma’ will carry weapons for the safety of women and children travelling on the train.

Railways Launches Team Rudrama And Team Nagamma For The Safety Of Women And Children

The teams are named after Rani Rudrama Devi of the Kakatiya dynasty and Nayakuralu Nagamma of Karimnagar, who became the Prime Minister of the Parnadu Kingdom in Andhra Pradesh. Team Rudrama will be in Secunderabad while team Nagamma will be at Secunderabad-Kazipet-Ramagundam Road. Both teams will have eight members each.

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During the RPF raising day on Tuesday, Debashmita C. Banerjee, Division Senior Security Commissioner, Secunderabad, said that armed squads would operate around the clock in two groups. She added that a WhatsApp group is also active for all frequent female passengers.

Nanhe Farishte And Operation AAHT: The Two Ongoing Operations For Women And Children Safety

On the RPF raising day, Debashmita C. Banerjee talked about the operations running for the safety of women and children. Nanhe Farishte is a dedicated child rescue initiative by the South Western Railways Railroad Guard. Under Nanhe Farishte, the RPF Secunderabad team has rescued 303 children (225 boys and 78 girls) till August 2022. Mumbai police to get drones for improved safety of women

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Operation AAHT is an RPF operation against human trafficking. Special teams will be functional on all trains/long-distance routes as part of Operation AAHT, with the aim of rescuing victims, mainly women and children, from the clutches of those traffickers. 13 specific teams under operation AAHT will work for anti-human trafficking.

While speaking to Telangana Deccan News, the senior security commissioner also claimed that RPF is in the process of rolling out software based on artificial intelligence. Along with machine learning, it will also create a database of known offenders to prevent crime.

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