The Central Railway said that these 163 rescued children include 133 boys and 30 girls and have been reunited with their parents with the help of NGOs
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The Central Railway on Thursday said that its Railway Protection Force (RPF) was successful in rescuing 163 children in co-ordination with Government Railway Police (GRP) and other frontline railway staff from railway station platforms of Central Railway under “Operation Nanhe Farishtey” in the month of May 2023.
The Central Railway said that these 163 rescued children include 133 boys and 30 girls and have been reunited with their parents with the help of NGOs.
In the year 2022, the Central Railway's Railway Protection Force (RPF) had rescued 1399 children.
According to the Central Railway, its Mumbai division rescued the highest- 615 children between January 2022 and December 2022.
The Central Railway in a statement in February this year said that the RPF is entrusted with the responsibility of security of railway property, passenger area and passengers. It is also discharging responsibility of rescuing children under “Operation Nanhe Farishte”.
The RPF of Central Railway has rescued 1399 children in coordination with Govt. Railway police and other frontline railway staff from railway station platforms over Central Railway from Jan.-2022 to December-2022 i.e., under “Operation Nanhe Farishte”. This includes 949 boys and 450 girls and reunited with their parents with the help of NGOs like Childline.
The children who come to the railway station without informing their families, due to some fight or some family issues or in search of better life or glamour of the city, etc are found by trained RPF personnel. These trained RPF personnel connect with the children, understand their problems and counsel them to reunite with their parents. Many of the parents express their deep gratitude and thankfulness for this noble service of the Railways.
The Division-wise breakup of Children rescued from Jan.- Dec. -2022 over Central Railway is as under: -
Mumbai Division of Central Railway rescued the highest 615 children, which include 441 boys and 174 girls.
Bhusaval Division rescued 284 children include 150 boys and 134 girls.
Pune Division rescued 285 children include 233 boys and 52 girls.
Nagpur Division rescued 157 children include 89 boys and 68 girls.
Solapur Division rescued 58 include 36 boys and 22 girls.