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Women safety: ‘Talk back’ on 72 WR trains

DNMUM436445 | 5/17/2019 | Author : Shashank Rao | WC :245 | Mumbai

In view of the safety of women commuters, Western Railway (WR) will install 'talk back' facility inside First Class and Ladies compartment on 72 trains -- 70 per cent of its total fleet. Talk back facility enables women commuters to speak to motorman and guard in case of an emergency. The upgraded version even records the conversation in the system.
For the past few months, WR has been improvising on the existing talk back system fixed inside women's coach. "The new system will not just relay the message to motorman/guard but also record the conversation. This will help us as evidence in serious offences," said a senior WR official.
The recording will be there for a month with a 1Tb back-up. There will
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