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Official says RPF, GRP like family, have differences

THE ASIAN AGE. | ARPIKA BHOSALE
Published : Jun 20, 2017, 2:27 am IST
Updated : Jun 20, 2017, 2:27 am IST

Kumar made this observation when asked about the lack of coordination between the two forces.

Time and again, activists and the public at large have accused them of lacking coordination and having the lowest rate of responding quickly during emergencies. (Representational Image)
 Time and again, activists and the public at large have accused them of lacking coordination and having the lowest rate of responding quickly during emergencies. (Representational Image)

Mumbai: According to Praveen Kumar, a railway board member, RPF and GRP are like a family and so there are bound to be some disagreements between them while working together.

Kumar made this observation when asked about the lack of coordination between the two forces. Time and again, activists and the public at large have accused them of lacking coordination and having the lowest rate of responding quickly during emergencies.

Mr Kumar is the RPF in-charge who oversees the coordination between the forces at the station and was in town to review RPF’s performance in Mumbai. Speaking to The Asian Age after the meeting, Mr Kumar said, “I know that due to the peculiarity of Mumbai suburban and the sheer amount of people it ferries everyday, the role of the GRP and the RPF is very vital.” He further added that there has been a recent push for constant coordination between the GRP and the RPF at divisional and headquarter level, “We have realised that important aspects like patrolling are vital and we are
trying to improve it.”

One of the critics of this mismanaged coordination, Subhash Gupta, a railway activist has been asking both the RPF and the GRP to gather their act.

Tags: rpf, grp
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)