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Unauthorised vendors to be banned

July 06, 2004 15:26 IST

Concerned over problems faced by women commuters, the Railways have decided not to allow unauthorised vendors into women's compartments in suburban trains, besides deployment of lady squads in all zonal railways.

Stickers indicating the phone numbers of the security helpline would be affixed prominently in the compartments, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad informed the Lok Sabha while presenting his maiden Rail Budget.

Deployment of lady ticket checking squads on some sections of zonal Railways has proved helpful in infusing a sense of security among the female passengers, he said.

Encouraged by the results of this experimental step taken by Indian Railways, "we have decided to extend the deployment of such lady squads over all the zonal Railways where ever it is required, Prasad said.

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Sub: Unauthorised vendors banned

It is a very good decision not to have any unauthorised vendors on train. Recently I was travelling to Guwahati by Kamrup in sleeper class ...


Posted by Subhabrata Mazumder





Sub: unauthrosied vendors

It is good to ban unauthorised vendors not only in lady comportment but also in other compartment too. In today's railway budget they did not ...


Posted by hayavadanarao




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