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A committee formed to monitor the implementation of plans for safety and security of women travelling on trains, comprising Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani, member (traffic) Mohd. Jamshed and other senior officials, has already taken a policy decision regarding the issue, the sources said today.
Opinions have been sought from railway zones to finalise the details, they said. While it is not clear what colour the coaches will be painted in, the sources said the railways is considering the universal colour associated with the fairer sex -- pink.
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"We realised that in the present situation where the ladies coach comes right at the end, there are times when the coach is completely in the dark and women passengers are afraid to board it. It was a security issue," said a source.
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General Managers have been instructed to earmark 10 stations from every zone for this purpose, the sources said. The committee has also decided to build infrastructure facilities at railway stations and trains which will include separate toilets and changing room for women.
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