(The Gist of PIB) Operation
Number Plate [AUGUST-2019]
Operation Number Plate
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways launched a Special
Drive with a Code Name – Operation “Number Plate” to identify and verify all
vehicles parked in Railway premises, circulating area, parkings and even in
the ‘No Parking’ areas for longer duration.
The unidentified vehicles are considered as a serious threat to security
and safety of passengers and other stakeholders of railways.
It has been conducted specifically in view of forthcoming celebrations
of Independence Day on 15th August 2019.
This was conducted as a special drive from 9th August to 11th August at
466 Railway Stations all over Indian Railways
During the drive, 04 vehicles were recovered which were reported to be
stolen and cases were registered previously by the Police.
3943 Vehicles were found parked unattended/unclaimed for more than 05
days in the authorized parking lots of Railway stations.
Credential of suspected 894 such vehicles is being verified and suitable
action will be taken as per the outcome of enquiry.
Similarly, 2034 vehicles were found parked in ‘No Parking’ zones for
more than 01 day. Credential verification of 28 such vehicles, which are
suspected, is being inquired into.
During the operation 549 vehicles were towed away and have been
deposited with Police for further investigation.
A fine of Rs. 59000/- have been recovered as the charges for