Did you know that a female passenger who is traveling alone cannot be asked to deboard the train even if she was found without a ticket after 06:00 PM?
Safety and security measures are being implemented in the Indian Railways for every passenger. The Indian Railways is constantly growing and initiating new norms in order to provide a safer travel environment to all its passengers, including the female passengers.
Female passengers, however, get some extra benefits while traveling on the Train. For instance, the Indian Parliament revised the existing Railways act of 1890 that regulated all aspects of rail transport, in 1989. It has several sections that majorly take care of the safety of female passengers.
Let’s have a look at section 139 of the Indian Railways Act 1989
Power to remove persons
While traveling on the train, if a child or a woman is not accompanied by any male passenger, and is found without any ticket/railway pass, between 06:00 PM to 06:00 AM; they can not be removed from the train by any railway authority, either from the station where the journey commenced or at the terminal station. Any kind of removal for such passengers can only be done during the daytime, and that too only when any railway headquarters will be found en route before her termination station. Also, during this complete process, the presence of a lady constable is mandatory. However, removal cannot be done during the night, even if the headquarter is found or staff is with the lady constable.
With this act and such rules, Indian Railways double-checks the safety of its passengers on the train. Apart from this, Travellers can also raise their grievances on the Rail Madad platform. You can check our post for more details: https://www.instagram.com/p/CcxmF_BMrhv/
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