SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Press Release No. 117 Dt. 20.09.2018
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY CELEBRATED 34TH RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE RAISING DAY
South Western Railway, Head Quarters celebrated 34th RPF Raising Day today i.e 20.09.2018 at Rail Soudha, Hubballi. Shri A.K. Gupta, General Manager, South Western Railway was the Chief Guest. He inspected the parade and received General salute from the parade.
In his speech, Shri A.K. Gupta said that RPF has come a long way since its earlier forms to attain the present status an armed force of the Union. In 1957 RPF become a statuary Force through RPF Act, 1957. Amendment were made to RPF Act 1957 and Railways Act 1989 in the 2003 to confer additional powers and responsibilities to the personnel of Railway Protection Force to ensure better security of passengers and passenger’s area. In the year 2011 with the amendment of Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act RPF was conferred with additional powers for effective security of Railway properties. RPF is an integral part of Indian Railways and assists in day to day functioning of Railways in big way by ensuring smooth running of trains by removing security obstacles. The members of RPF of South Western Railway have done commendable work in controlling crime of railway properties, rescuing of runway children and assisting commercial and other departments not only in tickets checking drives but also ensuring running of trains besides detection of IPC cases by arresting criminals wanted by local police, thereby effectively ensuring passenger’s security in railway premises.
Shri D.B. Kasar, Chief Security Commissioner said that RPF of South Western Railway is performing the duty efficiently. Three RPF staff viz., Shri, Sanjay R. Karekar, Post Commander Haveri, Shri A. Shaji Mathew, Post Commander, Davanagere and Shri M. Mohan, Asst. Sub – Inspector of Rail Wheel Factory, Shri C. Krishna Head Constable, Bengaluru Division, Shri I.H Handral, Head Constable, Bengaluru Division are awarded with Indian Police medal, he said
The parade was commanded by Shri Rithesh Kumar, Inspector of Vasco da gama and the second in-command was Shri Satish Kumar Inspector of Arsikere Post. Five platoons and one band party of RPF participated in the parade. The fifth platoon consisted of five dogs.
Shri Z.R Khan, Inspector, Bengaluru Division and team, S.M Patil, Head Constable, Hubballi Division and team, H.C Patil, Head Constable, Mysuru Division and team performed a dance for patriotic song. Cultural performances were given after the event
Shri B.B Singh, Additional General Manager, Shri Rajesh Mohan, Divisional Railway Manager, Shri K. Shiva Prasad, Principal Chief Commercial Manger and Principal heads and Officers of all the Departments attended the function.
Chief Public Relations Officer