Exclusive facilitation center for women passengers in major railway stations

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016,10:55 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Southern Railway will soon start exclusive facilitation centres for women passengers in all major stations.

One such centre will be opened at the Central railway station here tomorrow, which will be exclusively manned by women Railway officials including RPF, a press release said.

“The purpose is to provide all types of assistance to women passengers by senior railway women officials addressing primarily all their needs of security and information,” it said.

The assistance booth will function round-the-clock and will also have a room for feeding mothers.

Wheelchairs, easy service of porters, accessibility to prepaid autorickshaws and taxies are some of the other facilities.

It would have a help line number 9567869385, in addition to the toll free helpline number 138 and 182 of Railways.

All women passengers anywhere in Trivandrum Division which spans from Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari to Shornur can make use of the helpline number in case of any emergency.