NFR Zone Of Indian Railways Introduces ‘Pink Coaches’ For Female Passengers
Guwahati: Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) zone of the Indian Railways has earmarked a special portion of the SLR coach with pink colour, in order to help the women passengers with better safety and security.
NFR Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Pranav Jyoti Sharma said on Sunday that this colour will help the women passengers to easily identify the coaches even during rush hours.
Sharma said that the NFR hopes that the new initiative will enhance the security of women.
Eight trains in Rangiya division of the Northeast Frontier Railway have begun operations with some pink coaches, exclusively for women
Section 58 of the Railways Act, 1989 provides for earmarking of accommodation for female passengers in trains. Accordingly, Indian Railways need to provide second class accommodation for women in the second Class-cum-Luggage-cum Guard’s Coach (SLR) in most of the long-distance trains.
SLR coaches with Pink coloured portion for lady passengers were placed in passenger trains bearing number 55817 / 55818, 55803 / 55804 and 55809 / 55810 which run between New Bongaigaon and Guwahati. Similar earmarking has also been done in passenger train no 55895 / 55896 which runs between Rangiya and Murkongselek.
The Railway authorities will deploy RPF and ticket checking staff to stabilise the new system, officials said.