Security

RAILWAY SECURITY or RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE

RPF is a statutory Force constituted under the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957. It is an Armed Force of the Indian Union.

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE ARE:

  • Protect and safeguard Railway Passengers, Passenger area and Railway property.
  • Ensure the safety, security and boost the confidence of the traveling public on the Indian Railways.
  • Carry on an unrelenting fight against criminals in protecting Railway Passengers, Passenger area and Railway property.
  • Facilitate passenger-travel and security by removing all anti-social elements from trains, railway premises and passenger area.
  • Remain vigilant to prevent trafficking in women and children and take appropriate action to rehabilitate destitute children found in Railway area.
  • Co-operate with other departments of the Railways in improving the efficiency and image of the Indian Railways.
  • Act as a bridge between the Government Railway Police/Local Police and the Railway Administration.
  • Adopt pro-actively all modern technology, best human rights practices, management techniques and special measures for protection of female and elderly passengers and children, in the pursuit of these objectives.