As Festive Season Nears, Indian Railways Top Brass Check Readiness to Handle Crowd Surge in COVID Era

The Railway Board has conducted a review of the Indian Railways’ preparedness levels as it starts a slew of new festive season special trains.

Railway stations and trains will witness manifold increase in footfall during the upcoming festive season.

Chairman-cum-CEO/Railway Board, Member (Operations and Business Development) and DG/RPF met officers of the field formation at zonal and divisional levels today.

Field formations were asked to launch intensive awareness campaign among the travelling passengers regarding the guidelines issued by Railway administration to prevent the spread of corona virus in railway stations and trains. They were also asked to strictly enforce the COVID protocol.

To provide better safety and security to lady passengers travelling by trains, a new initiative “Meri Saheli” was launched.  This initiative is aimed to instil a sense of security among the female passengers and respond effectively to any security-related issue faced or seen by female passengers.

Action plan to curb the menace of human trafficking during the upcoming festive season was discussed. It was decided that a sustained and concerted drive will be launched to identify and apprehend the traffickers.

Field formations have been directed to continue their drive against touts cornering reserved railway tickets and selling it to needy passengers at a premium.

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