The railway police have formed a special team of woman cops to protect female passengers in trains from molestation and other crimes.
The “Special 10” will ensure safety and security of women at railway stations and even on moving trains.
SHO, Government Railway Police (GRP), Sirsa, Sakkatar Singh, told HT: “We got orders from GRP Superintendent of Police Rakesh Arya and the special team of Hisar division started working from Sirsa from Monday.”
Every day, from Kalanwali to Hisar, about 3,000 women, including students, travel by train, Singh said, quoting a rough survey.
“We have formed teams for three divisions -Ambala, Faridabad and Hisar. The staff is fully trained to tackle every kind of situation,” he added.
Women have welcomed the initiative, saying more needed to be done to ensure security of women even in exclusive coaches.
“There are special coaches for women, but the men also board these come times, and that becomes a problem for us. Now, we will feel safe and secure as woman cops will be there in our coach,” a Sirsa resident, who frequently travels by train, said.