RPF to help set up support centres for runaway kids
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 23:07
New Delhi: With around 300 runaway kids coming daily to the national capital from different regions through trains, the Railway Protection Force on Wednesday said it would back efforts to develop railway stations in Delhi set up support centres for the "misguided children".

"We support developing the railway stations in New Delhi to set up centres which can help the children in need of care and support," Ranjeet Sinha, Director General RPF said.

Addressing a consultation session of a group of NGOs here, Sinha said RPF is already maintaining a daily diary report to keep a tab on the movement of children who use railways network to leave their own place in an inappropriate way.

"We will strictly maintain the daily report to trace the children and are willing to support any initiative aimed at rehabilitating them," he said at the function organised by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR).

Railway Board Member (Traffic) Sri Prakash promised to provide space at railway stations for setting up the centres, especially for teenage girls who often get exploited.

He said that the Railways will facilitate the initiative to rehabilitate and reintegrate those children and expand its activities.

DCPCR Chairperson Amod K Kanth said that a nation wide data is being prepared to monitor the help provided to those children.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 23:07

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