GRP asked to depute Child Protection Officer round-the-clock in Sub-control room
Guntur (GNT): South Central Railway, Guntur Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) N.K. Prasad, has asked the Government Railway Police (GRP) to depute an officer in Sub-Control Room, meant for Child Protection, and take care of orphan and missing children on platforms.
The DRM visited Guntur Railway Junction on Saturday, and inquired the officials about the facilities on platforms and in passengers’ waiting halls. He asked Senior Divisional Commercial Manager C. Ramakrishna, on whether the vendors were maintaining MRP on the food items being sold in the stalls on railway premises or not, and verified the price list in a stall.
Mr. Prasad, along with Station Master M. Veeranjaneyulu, inspected the Passenger Railway System (PRS), ticket issuing counters, Travelling Ticket Examiners (TTEs) rest houses, passengers’ waiting halls, drinking water facility and the condition of toilets in the rest houses.
When the DRM noticed that no police were present in the Sub-Control Room on Platform No.4, he asked the GRP to appoint a Child Protection Officer round-the-clock to prevent child trafficking and abuse. The Sub-Control Room should be kept clean, he said.
Police should keep a vigil on run away boys and girls on platforms and check crime against children on platforms, moving trains and in halted bogies in the station, said the officer.
He verified cleanliness at drinking water taps, dustbins and at tracks in the station, and observed the functioning of Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) and electronic display boards with Divisional Electrical Engineer B. Satyanarayana.
Mr. Ramakrishna explained that the staff were conducting special drives to maintain hygienic conditions on platforms, particularly at canteens, fruit and juice stalls on platforms.
Senior Divisional Engineer Nagapure, Divisional Signal and Telecom Engineer Issaac and GRP Deputy Superintendent of Police T.V. Nagaraju accompanied the DRM.