Western Railway provides segways to RPF personnel to enable stricter patrolling at Mumbai suburban stations
Western Railway provided segways to Railway Protection Force cops at railway stations, like Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus, Andheri, Borivali
Six segways have been given to RPF cops
Segways will be used at Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus, Andheri and Borivali stations
Segways are already in use for patrolling at South Mumbai’s Marine Drive
Mumbai: The Western Railway has provided segways, the two-wheeled, self-balancing and battery-powered electric vehicles, to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel deployed at major railway stations in Mumbai.
The vehicle, introduced on the Republic Day, will help the RPF in keeping an eye on every nook and corner of the railway stations, specially on long platforms, Western Railway's Chief PRO Ravinder Bhakar said on Monday.
"This is the first-of-its-kind initiative by the Indian Railways. We have got six segways and five more are expected in the next few weeks," he said.
These segways will be used by RPF personnel at Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus, Andheri and Borivali stations, he added.
Currently, segways are used by Marine Drive police in South Mumbai to patrol on the promenade and the officials need sufficient training to operate these self-balancing vehicles.
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