Pakistan Railways Gears Up To Ensure Women Passengers’ Safety Railways will introduce a ‘Safar Saheli’ mobile application to facilitate women passengers during traveling by train.
According to the railway sources, a special room in the Railway Police IG office has been established to operate the application. Pakistan Railways CEO Farrukh Temor Ghilzai has constituted a committee to monitor the work on the app. The committee members, including Divisional Commercial Officer Zeeshan Shehzad, DEE M Akbar Shah and DSTE Ali Nawab Khan, visited the room and review preparations for the application.
The committee vowed that the app would soon be activated and after its launch, safety of women passengers would be ensured. Earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reviewed the safety measures installed at railway stations and in trains to prevent sexual harassment against women passengers. Meanwhile, a Video Surveillance System would also be installed at all railway stations, in addition to CCTV cameras to rein in crimes against women.
Besides, a Face Recognition Camera App would also be designed to trace and identify criminals. In addition to introducing modern technology in trains, male and female police sub-inspectors will be deployed to provide protection to ordinary women in general and women who use cheap travel to work and college in particular. The rape incident had sent shockwaves across the country soliciting condemnations and concerns from civil society, especially women who feared that the incident had further intensified the sense of insecurity among women.
Pakistan Railways Gears Up has given permission to 41-Up/42-Down Karakoram Express – runs between Lahore and Karachi via Faisalabad to stop at Bahawalpur railway station. According to a notification issued here on Friday, the stopover has been given to facilitate the locals. The train will now stop at Bahawalpur railway station for two minutes from both sides
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