Friday, July 03, 2009

Railways announce raising commando battalions

New Delhi (PTI) With trains becoming the target of terrorists and Naxalites, the Railways on Friday announced raising of commando battalions and drawing up an integrated security scheme for 140 vulnerable and sensitive stations.

Presenting the Railway Budget for 2009-10 in Parliament, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she will also increase the number of women commandos.

Women RPF escorts are being deployed for security of women passengers, particularly in sections where a large number of women travel alone regularly.

Ms. Banerjee said security is priority area of Railways and even though law and order is a state subject, "we will work together with all agencies concerned to give passengers a safe journey".

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