Railways launch 'R-MITRA' app for security of passengers
Security Application R-MITRA has been launched to facilitate security of passengers and to render timely security related assistance to passengers within the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway.
Eastern Railway has launched a mobile application “R-MITRA” (Railway Mobile Instant Tracking Response & Assistance) for security of passengers, especially women passengers, in Kolkata and suburban areas of the Zone, said the Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on today.
The statement said, "security Application R-MITRA has been launched to facilitate security of passengers and to render timely security related assistance to passengers within the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway."
Gohain further said, "prevention and detection of crime against passengers over Railways is the responsibility of concerned states which is being discharged by them through Government Railway Police (GRP)."
Notably, the RPF supplements efforts of states to provide security over Railways.
The figures related to crime against women passengers over Eastern Railway reportedly indicate a declining trend during the last three years including current year (upto September, 2017)
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