The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced pink coaches exclusively for women keeping in mind the safety and security of the female passengers in trains.
With a view to provide better safety and security to women passenger who used to travel by passenger trains either alone or with minors, NFR has initiated this step to introduce pink coaches in few of the trains. NFR has decided to paint the coaches with pink colour so that it would be easier for the females to identify the coaches during the rush hour in the morning.
The Rangiya Division of NFR has come up with this unique idea and these exclusive coaches have been introduced in trains bearing numbers 55817/55818, 55803/55804 and 55809/55810 which runs between New Bongaigaon and Guwahati. Similar earmarking has also been done in passenger train no 55895/55896 which runs between Rangiya and Murkongselek.
The NFR stated that if this initiative would be successful then the pink coaches will be introduced in other trains as well. The official of NFR said that the initiative might even encourage more women to avail the train while travelling over long distances.
It has also been informed that the railway authorities will also deploy RPF and Ticket checking staff for the next few days to stabilize the new system.