DGP of Odisha presides over SLSCR meeting; Stress for the safety and security of passengers

Bhubaneswar: The second quarterly meeting of the State Level Safety Committee (SLSCR) for Railways was held at its camp office here today under the chairmanship of DGP Bijay Kumar Sharma of Odisha.
The meeting discussed the safety of railway passengers and properties, safety of women and children, measures to control fugitive, destitute child trafficking, especially coordination and response mechanism between persons with disabilities, GRP, RPF and Railways. , Anti-sabotage measures, law and order problems, crime scenario, measures to control mineral and oil theft, disaster management, left wing extremist activities and other relevant issues related to railway safety.
The report on the action taken on the minutes of the last SLSCR meeting was presented. GRP District Cuttack and Rourkela signed M.O. A database of photographs has been prepared. For the last three years and current year offenders and to be uploaded to CCTNS and shared with RPF. Both WhatsApp groups created by GRP Dust. RPF is working well through intelligence sharing.
The RPF personnel were requested to install more nos. of CCTVs at various railway stations for full coverage of station premises. They were also requested for installing baggage scanners at clock rooms of important railway stations. The RPF also intimated that works have began on Integrated Station Security Plan in which five important railway stations of our state have been included for installing fool proof security measures.
The Odisha DGP advised that all the railway stations should obtain fire safety certificate under Odisha Fire Prevention and Safety Rules’2017. Due to sincere efforts of both GRP and RPF, movements of unauthorised vendors have been strictly controlled in trains and railway stations.
The DGP suggested to remove the agitators from the railway track on any “Rail-Roko” agitation through immediate intervention by GRP with assistance of RPF. Orientation training shall be given to both RPF and GRP personnel to deal with LWE activities. Joint team of both GRP and RPF will prevent illegal transportation of Narcotic drugs and Psychotropic substances as well as to keep track on habitual offenders in running trains and railway premises.
In order to prevent crime, DGP BK Sharma suggested RPF to give the list of private contractors working in railways to GRP and these contractors be instructed to be held responsible for verifying the character-antecedents of all the labourers under their control. Proposal has been given by GRP to Railway Authority for construction of boundary wall around the station premises and for pasting of passenger awareness stickers above the wash basin of every compartment of trains.
Suggestion has been given by the Joint Director, S.I.B. Odisha, to utilise sniffer dogs in running trains and surprise patrolling at isolated railway tracks for prevention of crime. It was also decided to take stringent action against railway E-ticket touts by both GRP and RPF.
Railway Authorities were requested to take steps for repairing infrastructure facilities of GRP including construction and repair of the official and residential buildings. Decision was taken for holding meetings of SsRP with their counterparts to solve the day to day bottlenecks faced by both RPF and GRP.
The meeting was attended by P. Acharya, Addl. DGP, Railways & Coastal Security, Odisha, BBSR, R.K.Sharma, Addl. DGP, Intelligence Odisha, BBSR, Ms V.Sharma, Joint Director, S.I.B., Odisha, BBSR, S.C.Parhi, I.G. RPF-cum-PCSC,SE Railway, Garden Reach, Kolkota, Raja Ram, I.G. RPF-cum- PCSC, East Coast Railways, BBSR, R.S.Chauhan, I.G. RPF-cum- PCSC, SEC Railways, Bilashpur, J.Parida, CTE, E.Co. Railways, BBSR, C.V. Nayak, Sr. DEN E.Co. Railways, BBSR, T.Patel, SRP Rourkela, K.K.Dongayat, SRP Cuttack.

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