After the dreadful terror attack in Pulwama, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has decided to increase the number of its personnel to ensure the safety of the train passengers and to protect the railway property, said a senior official of the force.
On February 14, over 40 CRPF personnel were killed after a vehicle loaded with over 100 kg of explosives rammed to the convoy of the personnel. After the attack, it was revealed that the terrible attack was planned and carried out by a Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad. A suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar drove his car close to a CRPF convoy of 78 buses on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
The DG of Railway Protection Force, Arun Kumar said, “We had a meeting with the Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday where the decision was taken to increase the presence of RPF in the region.”
“The chairman railway board also had a detailed security briefing with all zonal and divisional RPF officers on the security of railways. It was decided that a company of RPF will be sent to Kashmir for additional security,” he added.
Mr. Kumar informed that the RPF has four companies placed in Kashmir and that now they are going to station one more team with 125 personnel who will be airlifted from Jammu to the area.
An all India security helpline number 182 has been launched by the RPF to provide s single point access to the users of the railway in problems.
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