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Thiruvananthapuram: Jumping in front of trains on rise

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 19, 2019, 3:03 am IST
Updated Sep 19, 2019, 3:42 am IST
The condition is worst in Mumbai division with an average of ten deaths reported daily due to accidents or suicides.
The RPF will implement an integrated security system (ISS) at Thiruvananthapuram Central and Ernakulam Junction soon for enhancing security.
 The RPF will implement an integrated security system (ISS) at Thiruvananthapuram Central and Ernakulam Junction soon for enhancing security.

Thiruvananthapuram: Suicides by jumping in front of trains are on the rise in the state.

The director-general of Railway Protection Force (RPF) Arun Kumar said 107 people have died after running over by train till August 31.

 

"As the figures are likely to increase, it is a serious matter of concern," he told reporters here on Wednesday.

The condition is worst in Mumbai division with an average of ten deaths reported daily due to accidents or suicides.

Mr Kumar also said that the RPF was aware of terror attack threats from Maoists, northeast insurgents and religious fanatics.

"We have received intelligent input on the matter and was in touch with various intelligence agencies to prevent such attacks as the safety of passengers," he said.

The RPF will implement an integrated security system (ISS) at Thiruvananthapuram Central and Ernakulam Junction soon for enhancing security.

The upgraded security systems included face recognition software, more CCTV cameras and personal and baggage screening and biometric systems for passengers of long-distance trains.

Body-worn cameras will also be introduced for the patrolling teams as part of increasing the security.

Mr Kumar said that Southern Railways will recruit 10,000 more RPF constables. Of these, 4000 will be women.

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