Maharashtra: 500 home guards to provide security to women in local trains

Five hundred home guards personnel will be deployed for security of women commuters on suburban trains in Mumbai, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said here on Friday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 18, 2014, 22:29 PM IST

Mumbai: Five hundred home guards personnel will be deployed for security of women commuters on suburban trains in Mumbai, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said here on Friday.

While 200 guards will discharge their duties during day, the rest will be put on night duty, the minister said after a meeting with senior officials and members of State Women`s commission.
The security would be provided on all the three routes- Central, Harbour and Western- of suburban local trains in Mumbai, he said.
The step is being taken in view of the demand by women commuters who have sought more protection in trains and at stations.