Assam Launches Help Line for Railway Passengers in Distress


Guwahati: In the wake of rising crime in the state, Assam Police on Saturday launched a helpline to assist railway passengers in distress.

The helpline — 1512 — was formally launched by chief minister Tarun Gogoi in the presence of state DGP Khagen Sarma and top railway officials.

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“We have been concerned about the safety of railway passengers for a long time. I hope this initiative will help people solve their problems and travel in trains comfortably,” Gogoi said.

A passenger in distress can dial 1512 to lodge a complaint. An escort team will respond instantly. The area of service of the helpline will cover the whole state.