A mobile application R-MITRA (Railway Mobile Instant Tracking Response and Assistance) has been launched by Eastern Railway for security of passengers especially women passengers in Kolkata and suburban areas of the zone, Rajya Sabha was told on Friday.
Security Application R-MITRA has been launched to facilitate security of passengers and to render timely security-related assistance to passengers within the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply.
Prevention and detection of crime against passengers over Railways is the responsibility of concerned States which is being discharged by them through Government Railway Police (GRP). Railway Protection Force (RPF) supplements efforts of States to provide security over Railways.
He said analysis of figures pertaining to crime against women passengers over Eastern Railway indicates that the overall crime figure has decreased during the year 2016 (up to September) in comparison to corresponding period of previous year.