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16 children rescued from railways in 4 months

Mangaluru: At a press meet, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) attached to Konkan Railway Corporation informed that they have rescued around 16 runaway children during the first four months of their operation this year in its network.

RPF has been repeatedly rescuing lost/abandoned children from railway premises and on trains from trafficking. The RPF follows the standard operating procedure issued by the Ministry of Railways in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development and National Commission on Protection of Child Rights to ensure care and protection of the rescued children in contact with the Railways.

The rescued children either absconded or had gone missing and were found at various railway stations and trains on Konkan Railway network. RPF took great care in handing the children over to the Childline and parents concerned after due verification.

KRCL also urges its passengers to call and inform authorities on the toll-free number 182 or 1098, if they find a child in need of care and protection in railway stations or on trains.

During his visit to Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would conduct a feasibility study for the Raxaul-Kathmandu Railway link (200 km).

Since Konkan Railway Corporation has always had a history of executing challenging railway construction in the Konkan region of the Western Ghats and other areas, they are now entrusted with the task of conducting engineering survey for the proposed railway line between Raxaul in Bihar and Kathmandu.

The corporation was awarded the Nepal project since they have carried out a lot of complex work like road tunnels on the first expressway in the country between Pune and Mumbai and tunnels and bridges for the USBRL project in Jammu and Kashmir.

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