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Posted: Jul 10 2016 (10:38)

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Jul 10 2016 (08:48)   Southern Railway holds talks with commuter associations on safety of women at stations
 

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Following Swathi’s murder at the Nungambakkam railway station, the Southern Railway held a discussion recently with the representatives of commuters association and NGOs to improve the safety of women commuters and make stations out of bounds for anti-social elements.
K.K. Ashraf, senior divisional security commissioner, B.N.S. Chalam, senior divisional engineer (coordination), Prathiba D. Yadav, senior divisional signal and telecommunication engineer (coordination), V.M. Mathew, senior divisional electrical engineer, Southern Railway, V. Santhanam, president, Rail Users Forum, Chromepet, V. Rama Rao, director, Traffic and Transportation Forum, K. Jeevanandam, president, Rail Passengers Association, Pattabiram, and P. Balamurgan, programme advisor, General Global, participated in the meet.
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must be taken to evict beggars and anti-social elements from the stations. First-aid kits and stretchers must be made available at all stations and every station must have a duty doctor. Awareness programmes pertaining to safety of women commuters should be conducted regularly. Adequate police personnel must be deployed at each station,” Santhanam said.
Gopalakrishnan said, “The entry and exit points of the stations must be minimised. The ‘May I Help You’ police booths should be increased and CCTV cameras installed on all the compartments of the Electrical Multiple Units.” Rao said the height of the compound walls abutting the tracks should be increased and fences put up, if necessary. “The vacant space at Mass Rapid Transit System stations should be utilised for commercial purposes,” he said.
Other safety measures discussed at the meeting include installation of safety alarms and implementation of community policing. Officials have assured the proposed safety measures would ne introduced after discussions with the Higher Safety Committee, Southern Railway.
First-aid kits and stretchers must be made available at all stations. Awareness programmes pertaining to safety of women commuters should be conducted regularly

  
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