Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dial 0821-2420216, 2427222 to obtain security assistance inside train

Just dial 0821-2420216, 2427222, and obtain security assistance inside train here after. Collect the FIR forms from TTE's, train superintendent, guard and lodge complaints in any Station where you step down. Checking of baggage will be done for integrated security concerned.

All this measures have been taken by Mysore Division of South Western Railway, following the recent incident of a teenage girl pushed out of moving Mysore-Bangalore train.

After launching the awareness drive and distribution of pamphlet for commuters at Railway Station in city on Friday, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Dr Anup Dayanand Sadhu said that the awareness campaign has been launched to remove the insecurity, fear among passengers and provide tips for safe travel on wheels.

“Around 35-40 trains stations from Mysore and 500 coaches maintained by Mysore Division, including Arasikere Station. Measures have been taken to stick 10 stickers on every coach, with “Do's and Dont's” to be observed in the train along with RPF Control Room numbers. On any point enroute people can call RPF Control Room,” he added.

About 25,000 passenger travel everyday, and ensuring safety is need of the hour. In this regard, Additional man power has been deputed on exit and entry points and three metal door dictator has been placed, 18 CCTV cameras have been installed at Station, which will be monitored by RPF 24x7. Apart this, a entry gate near CFTRI has been closed to avoid trespassing and mobile squads of RPF will also be providing safe, secure journey to passengers. If any untoward incident happens, immediately the person will be prosecuted,” pointed out Sadhu.

Shortage in manpower

There is severe shortage of manpower in RPF, specially TTE's. 35-40 trains are handled by Mysore station out of which about 18 trains are being escorted by RPF officials and remaining trains are supervised when they halt in stations, due to which ticketless travelers are increasing, he said.

Computer based ticketing system

Following complaints from passengers over collection of exorbitant parking fee, Mysore Division has planned to solve the problem by introducing Computer based ticketing system.


Pay and use toilet facility at Rly Station

Mysore Railway Station will be soon have a Ultra deluxe pay and use toilet facility. The toilets will be totally hi-tech and there will be one European toilet for disabled people. Fare for using urinals, latrines and bathrooms have not yet been fixed.

Sulabh International's has taken up the contract to construct the toilets along with small bathing unit at Mysore and Davanagere. It will be constructed under Build Operate Transfer model and the estimated cost is Rs 15.60 lakh.

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