Jul 9, 2016

Security of Rail Passengers is Top-most Priority: GM/SCR at High Level Coordination Meeting between GRP and RPF

Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR stressed upon the need for close co-ordination between Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) to ensure security by preventing crime o­n Trains and Railway stations. He opined that the threat perception faced by Railways should be tackled effectively by better co-ordination between GRP & RPF. He emphasized on mutual sharing of important information and intelligence regarding offenders in various crimes which will enable the forces to tackle the criminals effectively. He stated that top priority should be given for providing security to women passengers by both the agencies.
Ravindra Gupta, chaired the high level co-ordination meeting between GRP and RPF at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, today i.e. 8th July, 2016. A.K.Gupta. Addl. General Manager, SCR was also present. From Railways, Sanjay Sankrityayan, Chief Security Commissioner, RPF and G.M.Eswara Rao, Addl. Chief Security Commissioner, RPF, SCR participated. Krishna Prasad, ADGP/Rlys/Telangana; K.R.M. Kishore Kumar, ADGP/Rlys/Andhra Pradesh; D. Kanakaratnam, ADGP/Rlys/Maharastra; Smt Srilakshmi Prasad, ADGP/Rlys/Tamil Nadu; Ms. Irmeen Shah, AIGP/Rlys/Madhya Pradesh and Sri Basvaraj, DSRP/Gulbarga/Karnataka represented the GRP of the respective states falling under the jurisdiction of SCR at the Meeting.

Earlier, deliberations were held on the scenario of passenger related crime and measures to control the same. Security arrangements for ensuing Krishna Pushkarams were also discussed at length and a strategy for crowd management was deliberated. Frequent exchange of data base of criminal gangs resorting to offences against passengers was decided upon. Joint operated Electronic Surveillance Control Rooms by RPF & GRP at major stations and exchange of visual data between RPF, GRP & Police was felt essential in ensuring passenger security.

All the Principal heads of the departments, Divisional Railway Managers of Secunderabad and Hyderabad Divisions, senior officials of RPF participated in this high level meeting. The Divisional Railway Managers of Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded Divisions of SCR also took part in the deliberations through Video Conferencing.