Odisha News RPF saved the lives of 169 minors including 29 girls in a month some were being human traffic

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  • RPF saved the lives of 169 minors including 29 girls in a month
  • human trafficking was happening
  • During five years, RPF has rescued 2,178 people from the clutches of smugglers.

Odisha News: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has rescued a total of 169 minors, including 29 girls, from the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway during July as part of an anti-human trafficking campaign. This information was given in an official report. According to the report, the children who have been rescued include children who have fled their homes apart from the missing ones. It may be noted that the geographical jurisdiction of East Coast Railway extends over Odisha, parts of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

The RPF had recently launched a campaign aimed at strengthening its strategic position in stations and trains and expanding its reach across the country to support the efforts of the Anti Human Trafficking Units (AHTU) of the police. According to the report, during the last five years, RPF has rescued 2,178 people from the clutches of smugglers.

A look at railway accidents

Responding to a question, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav told in the Lok Sabha that in the year 2014-15 i.e. ever since the Modi government was formed in the country, how many railway accidents have happened in the country. Talking on this, the Railway Minister said that there have been 25 such train accidents in which two trains collided. With this, 33 such incidents have been registered when it comes to incidents of fire related to railways.

According to the reply given by the Railway Minister in the Lok Sabha, since 2014-15 till now, there have been a total of 25 train collision accidents, in which one such incident has happened till July 26 in this financial year. According to the data, 33 incidents of fire in railways were reported during this period, out of which two incidents of fire have been reported till July 26 in this financial year. According to the reply given by Vaishnav, since 2014-15 till now, there have been a total of 396 train derailments, out of which 6 such incidents occurred in the current financial year till July 26. He said that from 2014-15 to 2022-23 till July 26, 133 cases of accidents at railway crossings have been reported, in which no such case has been registered so far in this financial year.

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