'Nirbhaya' card for women train passengers

Written by PTI | Kanpur | Updated: Jan 14 2014, 23:18pm hrs
Train passengersWomen can complain about harassment to the GRP staff present in the train. (Reuters)
To curb growing incidents of crime against women in trains, North-Central Railway is distributing 'Nirbhaya Card', which has contacts of Railway Police and other helpline numbers inscribed on it.

The ATM-sized card is being distributed to all trains passing through Kanpur station, GRP sources said.

The card has numbers of Uttar Pradesh women's helpline, GRP police control room, GRP Lucknow Control room as well as of police stations under North-Central Railway division, the sources said.

"If a woman faces harassment in train, she can dial the numbers given on the card and lodge her complaint. A team of GRP police in the next station would come to her help," Circle Officer, GRP, Surinder Tiwari said.

"Women can complain about harassment to the GRP staff present in the train also," he said.

"We want every woman to take a lesson from the brave 'Nirbhaya' and raise their voice against gender-based violence," Tiwari said.

'Nirbhaya', the 23-year-old paramedical student who was brutally gangraped by six men in a moving bus on December 16, 2012 in Delhi, succumbed in a Singapore hospital.