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During September 2023, RPF rescued 895 Children (Boys-573 & Girl-322) under Operation ‘Nanhe Faristey’

29 persons rescued from the clutches of traffickers with arrest of 14 traffickers

RPF personnel saved lives of 265 passengers at platforms and railway tracks as part of ‘Operation Jeevanraksha’

405 touts arrested and future tickets valued Rs. 36.43 lacs seized under ‘Operation Uplabdh’

70 persons arrested along with seizure of NDPS valued at Rs.2.65 Crores under ‘Operation Narcos’

Posted On: 18 OCT 2023 2:37PM by PIB Delhi

Railway Protection Force (RPF) is entrusted with the responsibility of security of railway property, passenger areas and passengers. The force has been working round the clock for providing safe, secure and comfortable travel experience to the passengers. It helps Indian Railways in providing safe freight transport service to its customers. RPF has ably discharged the responsibility of protection of huge assets of railways spread throughout the country by taking preventive security measures and making efforts for detection of crime against railway property as and when they occur.

A brief of the achievements of RPF during the month of September 2023 is as under –

  • Rescue of children & Operation Nanhe Faristey:- RPF plays an important role in reuniting the children lost/separated due to several reasons from their family. In this regard, operation ‘Nanhe Faristey’ was launched on Indian Railways and under this drive, more than 895 Children (Boys-573 & Girl-322) in need of care & protection who came in contact with Indian Railways in the month of September-2023 were rescued and handed over to concerned authorities before being restored to their families.
  • Human Trafficking & Operation AAHT– In order to have an effective counter to evil plans of Human traffickers, Anti Human Trafficking Units of RPF are operational at the Post level (Thana level) over the Indian Railways. These AHTUs are in regular touch with agencies and NGOs involved in preventing human trafficking and have assisted them in rescue of children being trafficked.  During the month of September 2023, 29 persons were rescued from the clutches of traffickers with arrest of 14 traffickers.
  • OperationJeevan Raksha: - Due to alertness and swift action by RPF, lives of 265 passengers were saved by Team RPF, who had come close to getting run over by trains, at platforms and railway tracks in the month of September 2023 under operation ‘Jeevan Raksha’.
  • Women Security :- Safety and security of women passengers has been an important concern of Indian Railways.  In this regard, an initiative “Meri Saheli” has been launched to provide security to lady passengers in long distance trains, particularly those travelling alone or those who are vulnerable to crime. Under this initiative, 231 Meri Saheli teams attended 13071 trains and provide security assurance to  421198  lady passengers during the month of September 2023. 

Further, RPF took action against the 6033 persons who were travelling in the coaches reserved for the ladies during September 2023. 

  • Action against touts & Operation “Uplabdh” :-– In this regard during the month of September 2023, 405 nos. of the touts were arrested and legal action was taken against them as per law and future tickets valued Rs. 36.43 lacs were seized.
  • Operation “NARCOS” :- During the month of September 2023, 70 persons have been arrested along with seizure of NDPS valued at Rs.2.65 Crores and the arrested criminals were handed over to empowered agencies for further legal action.
  • Emergency Response & OperationYatri Suraksha’ - In order to redress security related complaints of passengers in distress and for immediate assistance, passengers can make complaint on Rail Madad Portal or through helpline No. 139 (integrated with Emergency Response Support System No. 112). During the month of September-2023, more than 28000 complaints were received and appropriate necessary action was taken to resolve them.



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