Soon, TTEs will check tickets, intentions

Delhi: In a move to enhance security on board Indian railways, the ministry of railways has decided that travel ticket examiners (TTE) will be trained to detect suspicious looking behaviour and be the first line of security on trains.

“Under this plan, ticket checking staff will be instructed to be vigilant to suspicious behaviour by any passenger or doubtful objects in trains and report the same to the escorting Railway Protection Force (RPF) party or post at the next railway station. Zonal Railways have been instructed to comply with these measures,” an official said.

In the last few months, there has been an enhanced security and threat perception on trains which the ministry wants to combat.These railway ministry directives follow recommendations of a high-level committee of officers drawn from NSG, IB, Delhi Police, RPF, CISF and Railways, which have been constituted to formulate a Composite Security Plan for Indian Railways.

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Documentaries against crime to be screened at railway stations

Faced with increased incidents of crimes in passenger trains, the Railways has decided to play documentary films at railway stations to make passengers alert against such practices.

“The initiative has been taken up by the Government Railway Police (GRP) to help passengers remain vigilant and avoid falling into the lure of fellow passengers with evil intentions in mind,”a senior Northern Railway official told PTI.

The first of the screenings to be held in the capital is scheduled for tomorrow at the Old Delhi station. The two documentary films, one having a duration of 45 minutes and the other 10 minutes, are prepared by the GRP Ambala.

” They will be beamed on a projector at a strategic point in the station complex where it is being screened, “said a GRP personnel of Ambala.

“Old Delhi station will be our first stop in the Capital. Thereafter we will also show the films in New Delhi station,” he said.

He said such screenings have been done in several railway stations in Haryana and evoked an overwhelming response.

The 10-minute film also contains messages of well-known faces like Kiran Bedi, advising passengers on several security related issues, he said.