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Panic buttons in buses a must: Govt

ent has decided to make it a must for all public buses owned by state transport corporations to have emergency panic buttons, surveillance cameras and vehicle-tracking devices to ensure the safety of Women passengers. A formal notification on the rules will be issued after June 2, Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said in the capital today. The minister made the announcement while launching a pilot project under which the

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Crimes against women on the rise in trains

As per the data, while 120 people were arrested for crimes against women in 2010, the number went up to 146 in 2011 and 170 in 2012. The Railways have taken several steps to ensure security of Women passengers, a senior Railway Ministry official said. Currently, 1,275 trains are being escorted by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) daily on an average, in addition to 2,220 trains escorted by the Government Railway Police (GRP). Special trains

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Crime against women on rise in trains

-PTI Despite initiating steps to prevent crime in trains and stations, there has been an increase in cases of misconduct against Women passengers. As per data available with the Railways, a total of 712 cases including rape, murder, robbery and eve-teasing were reported against women and children in railway premises in 2011 as against 501 cases in the previous year. There were 15 rape and 362 eve-teasing cases reported in 2011 as against 10

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Manmohan seeks report from Railways on incident involving volleyball player Arunima by K Balchand

ck over the incident and held Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati responsible for it. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the incident showed how unsafe Women passengers were on trains. What is more shocking is that she lay unattended for over six hours on the tracks, she added. “This is an utter failure of Mamata Banerjee's Railways.” She said that it showed the inefficiency of the Railway

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