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During January 2024, RPF reunited over 549 children under Operation ‘Nanhe Faristey’…


Source: PIB Delhi

New Delhi: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is unwavering in its commitment to safeguarding railway property, passenger areas, and the well-being of travelers. In the month of January 2024, RPF continued to ensure the safety, security and comfort of passengers, while also assisting Indian Railways in delivering reliable freight transport services to its customers.

RPF, during the month of January 2024, made certain commendable achievements under several operations run by it: –

Operation “Nanhe Faristey”- Rescuing Lost Children: Under the mission “Nanhe Faristey,” RPF played a pivotal role in reuniting more than 549 children in need of care and protection with their families. These children were separated from their families for various reasons, and RPF worked tirelessly to ensure their safe return to home.

Operation “Jeevan Raksha”- Saving Lives: The RPF’s vigilant and swift action saved the lives of 233 passengers who had accidentally fallen while de-boarding or boarding moving trains, narrowly avoiding being caught under the wheels, at platforms and railway tracks in the month of January 2024, under Operation ‘Jeevan Raksha.’

Empowering Women Passengers – “Meri Saheli” Initiative: RPF takes the security of women passengers seriously and launched the “Meri Saheli” initiative. During the month of January 2024, 229 “Meri Saheli” teams attended 13,615 trains and provided security assurance to 4.1 lakhs lady passengers. RPF also took legal action against 7402 persons who were found travelling in coaches reserved for the women passengers.

Cracking Down on Touts (Operation “Uplabdh”): In the fight against touts, RPF arrested 379 individuals in the month of January 2024 and took legal action against them as per the law. Additionally, they seized future reserved railway tickets, valued at Rs. 44.46 lakhs.

Operation “NARCOS” – Combating Drug Crimes: In a commendable effort, RPF arrested 76 individuals and seized narcotics, valued at Rs. 4.13 crores during the month of January 2024. These criminals were handed over to empower Government agencies for further legal action.

Swift Response to Passengers’ Concerns: RPF promptly addressed security-related passenger complaints through Rail Madad Portal and the Helpline (No. 139 integrated with Emergency Response Support System No. 112). Over 19,738 complaints were received in the month of January 2024, with RPF taking necessary actions to resolve them.

Operation “Yatri Suraksha” – Protecting Passengers: RPF supplements the efforts of police in preventing and detecting crimes against railway passengers. In January 2024, RPF arrested 225 criminals involved in offenses against passengers, delivering them to the concerned GRP/Police for taking onward legal action.

Ensuring Safety through “Operation Sanraksha”: In a resolute effort to maintain passenger safety and protect railway services, RPF arrested 53 individuals involved in the perilous act of stone pelting on running trains in January 2024.

Assisting Those in Need (Operation Seva): With a humanitarian approach, RPF provided assistance to 227 elderly, sick or injured passengers during their rail travels in the month of January 2024.

Curbing Illegal Goods Transport (Operation Satark): Under “Operation Satark,” in the month of January 2024, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) seized illegal tobacco products and illegal liquor worth Rs. 30.15 lakhs, apprehending 86 individuals. These individuals were subsequently handed over to the relevant Government Law Enforcement Agencies. Additionally, unaccounted cash amounting to Rs. 1.53 crore, gold worth Rs. 37.18 lakhs, and silver worth Rs. 11.67 lakhs were also recovered during the operation.

The Railway Protection Force, with its dedicated personnel and its mission to ensure a safe and comfortable travel experience for all passengers, remains at the forefront of railway security, upholding the values of integrity, compassion, and responsibility.

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