Mumbai, 21st July 2022: Railway Protection Force is entrusted with the responsibility of security of railway property, passenger area and passengers. It is also discharging responsibility to rescue children under “Operation Nanhe Farishte”.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Central Railway has rescued 745 children in coordination with Govt. Railway police and other frontline railway staff from railway station platforms over Central Railway in the past 6 months i.e. from January 2022 to June 2022 under “Operation Nanhe Farishte”. This includes 490 boys and 255 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 January to June 2022 over Central Railway is as under:
Mumbai Division of Central Railway registered the highest 381 children, which include 270 boys and 111 girls.
Bhusaval Division registered 138 children include 72 boys and 66 girls.
Pune Division registered 136 children include 98 boys and 38 girls.
Nagpur Division registered 56 children include 30 boys and 26 girls.
Solapur Division registered 34 children include 20 boys and 14 girls.
During last year i.e. 2021 from January to December, Central Railway RPF in coordination with GRP and other frontline railway staff has rescued 971 children including 603 boys and 368 girls.