No Railway Ticket Without Aadhaar, PAN Card? New Rules Will Stop Illegal Buying
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is attempting to link personal identification cards such as Aadhaar cards, driver’s license, and other forms of identification with online ticketing platforms in order to combat unlawful railway ticket purchases in the country.
Arun Kumar, the Director-General of the Railway Protection Force, announced on June 25 that 14,257 touts have been detained and Rs 28.34 crore worth of tickets recovered from them since 2018.
Upgrading The Surveillance Systems
He went on to say that the RPF is striving to upgrade its surveillance systems at railway stations across the country, and that it plans to release a smartphone app shortly, where consumers can make complaints about theft, harassment, and illegal stoppages, among other things.
Indian Railways has developed a composite Rail Safety Mobile App that would allow passengers to report crimes occurring in trains.
Measures To Improve The Safety Of Women Passengers
According to Kumar, the RPF has also taken steps to increase the safety of female train passengers.
He also stated that the RPF has hired an additional 6,000 female constables, bringing the total number of women in the RPF to 9%.