The Railway Protection Force is entrusted with the responsibility for the security of railway property, passenger space and passengers. It also carries out the responsibility of rescuing children within the framework of “Operation Nane Farishte”.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Central Railway rescued 1399 children in coordination with Govt. Railway Police and other railway staff on the front line of railway station platforms above Central Railway from Jan-2022 to Dec-2022 viz. under “Operation Nane Farishte”. This includes 949 boys and 450 girls and have been reunited with their parents with the help of NGOs such as Childline.
Children who come to the railway station without informing their families, due to some fight or some family problems or in search of a better life or glamor in the city etc are found by trained RPF personnel. These trained RPF personnel relate to the children, understand their problems and counsel them to reunite with their parents. Many of the parents express deep gratitude and appreciation for this noble service of the Railways.
Division wise breakdown of children rescued from Jan-Dec-2022 over Central Railway is as follows:-
The Mumbai Central Railway Division rescued the highest 615 children, including 441 boys and 174 girls.
Bhusawal Division rescued 284 children, including 150 boys and 134 girls.
Pune Division rescued 285 children, including 233 boys and 52 girls.
Nagpur Division rescued 157 children, including 89 boys and 68 girls.
Solapur Division rescued 58 children, including 36 boys and 22 girls.
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