With prime focus on women's safety, Eastern Railway has today launched a mobile-based application system 'R-Mitra',. This app can be used by regional railways nation-wide.
Women's safety has become very important, they are subjected to atrocities in different places like work place, home and during travel. Nearly, 2.7 crore to 3 crore people travel in the Indian Railways system on a day-to-day basis. Different types of crimes are committed by anti-social elements.
To cater this issue, Indian Railways has launched R-Mitra app for women safety. The basic functionality of R-Mitra (Railway Mobile Instant Tracking Response and Assistance) is to alert the nearest RPF inspector and divisional security control room in case of any emergency with the press of a button only.
Once the button on the app is pressed, the physical location of the victim will be sent to the control room with the help of GPS and GPRS and the control room will track the user and ensure action immediately.