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Indian Railways has launched “Meri Saheli” initiative for focused action on security of women

Bhubaneswar:30/10/20: Indian Railways has launched “Meri Saheli” initiative for focused action on security of women across all zones with an objective to provide safety and security to lady passengers travelling by trains for their entire journey from starting station to destination station.

In view of this, “Meri Saheli” project has been launched in East Coast Railway (ECoR) since October 17 for security of women passengers travelling alone in trains, and New Delhi bound Special Rajdhani Express from Bhubaneswar was attended first in ECoR jurisdiction.

Altogether seven special trains are being manned by Meri Saheli team that includes Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Special, Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Konark Special, Puri-Durg Special, Puri-Howrah Daily Special, Visakhapatnam-New Delhi Special AP Express, Balangir-Bhubaneswar Special, and Sambalpur-Puri Special trains.

Apart from this, Puri-New Delhi-Puri Purusottam Special Express, Puri-Ahmedabad Special, Howrah-Secunderabad Falaknuma Special, Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Special, Shalimar-Secunderabad AC Special, Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Special, Howrah-Trichirapalli Special and Korba-Visakhapatnam Special trains are being attended by Meri Saheli team en route.Meri Saheli teams are not only attending the women passengers for their security but also making them aware about the precautions to be taken to restrict the spread of Corona Virus and to follow COVID19 appropriate behaviour during train journey.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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