The South East Central Railway (SECR) Divisional Railway Manager, under the guidance of the Chief Security Commissioner, Railway Protection Force, Bilaspur, implemented a special drive from May 25, 2023, to May 31, 2023, in the Bilaspur, Raipur, and Nagpur railway divisions.
Traveling in reserved coaches designated for women and persons with disabilities can be challenging when unauthorized passengers occupy these compartments. Complaints regarding such incidents have been consistently received.
During this drive, action was taken under the Railways Act against 217 passengers (75 in Bilaspur, 86 in Raipur, and 56 in Nagpur) who were traveling unauthorized in the coaches designated for persons with disabilities, and 213 passengers (81 in Bilaspur, 79 in Raipur, and 53 in Nagpur) who were traveling unauthorized in the women’s coaches. This campaign will continue in the future. Railway Protection Force is also conducting awareness campaigns to educate railway passengers and make them vigilant.