Indian Railways News: Railways has made a big announcement for women. Now women will not have to worry for a seat in the train. The Railway Minister has made a big announcement keeping in mind the convenience of women. The way separate seats are reserved for women in buses and metro trains, in the same way now Indian Railways will also reserve seats for women.
Now special Berths for Female Passengers in Trains has been made by Indian Railways for women passengers in long distance trains as well. Along with this, a plan will also be prepared for the safety of women by the end of the month. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that for the comfortable travel of women in long distance trains, Indian Railways has started many facilities including reserve berths.
berths reserved for women
The Union Minister said that six berths will be reserved in sleeper class in long distance mail and express trains. Six berths have been reserved for female passengers in the third AC coach (3AC class) of fully air-conditioned express trains including Garib Rath, Rajdhani, Duronto.
Reservation in sleeper coach also
Six to seven lower berths in each sleeper coach, four to five lower berths in air-conditioned 3 tier (3 AC) coaches and three to four lower berths in air conditioned 2 tier (2 AC) coaches for senior citizens. (Senior Citizens), has been reserved for women passengers of 45 years and above and pregnant women. Let us tell you that the reservation will be done on the basis of the number of coaches of that class in the train.
Special arrangements for the safety of women passengers
The Railway Minister said, ‘Special arrangements have been made for the safety of women passengers in trains. ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India, however, Railway Protection Force (RPF) GRP and District Police will provide better security to passengers.’
Along with this, steps are being taken by the Railways with the help of GRP for the safety of women passengers as well as other passengers on trains and stations. The Railway Protection Force had launched a pan-India initiative ‘Meri Saheli’ last year with the aim of providing security to women passengers traveling by trains throughout their journey.