With the recruitment of 17,000 men, 650 will be given to the Central railway of which 50 will be deployed across stations in Pune division
In the coming months, commuters will witness higher number of Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel manning stations across the Pune division.
Divisional Security Commissioner said that with the increase in the manpower, RPF would be able to provide security in the early morning local trains too. File pic
This increase can be attributed to the recent recruitment of 17,000 men across the country of which 650 would become part of the Central Railway.
Of these 650 men, 50 will be given to the Pune division. To strengthen the security further, Pune railway officials have forwarded a proposal to the higher authorities for recruiting 50 home guards.
Speaking to mid-day, Divisional Security Commissioner A K Rai said, “It is impossible to provide adequate security with just 70 RPF personnel, we need 100 more.
With the recruitment of 17,000 RPF constables, we are expecting to get at least 50 men for the Pune railway division, and 50 home guards.
With the increase in manpower, we’ll now be able to provide security in the early morning local trains too.”
RPF 24X7 helpline for Pune division: 9503013705