· 5 Railway Zones are participating in the Rally covering about 1,700 kms
· Initiative taken as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” Celebrations by Indian Railways
A ‘Motorcycle Rally’ by the Railway Protection Force, South Central Railway from Hyderabad to New Delhi was flagged off by Shri Arun Kumar Jain, GM (In-Charge) as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations today i.e., 01st August, 2022 from Necklace Road Railway Station. Shri Raja Ram, IG & Principal Chief Security Commissioner, SCR along with Shri A.K Gupta, DRM, Secunderabad Division and Shri Sharat Chandrayan, DRM, Hyderabad Division were also present on the occasion.
The RPF personnel from five zones of Indian Railways namely South Central Railways, East Coast Railway, South East Central Railway, Southern Railway and South Western Railway are participating in the tour. The Rally which is being hosted by SCR took off from Necklace Road Railway station with 40 RPF riders on 20 Bullet Motorcycles to New Delhi. The team also includes two women RPF riders. The 1,700 Kms long journey will cover the States of Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh duly spreading the message of our freedom struggle and 75 years of Independence. The Rally will culminate on 11th August, 2022 at National Police Memorial, New Delhi.
South Central Railway has been at the forefront of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. Earlier, RPF/SCR had started its Motorcycle journey on 28th July, 2022 from 4 divisions with 23 bikes and 46 riders, covering 34 districts (2977 Kms). They were honored along the enroute stations, with people participating in large numbers to celebrate the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Arun Kumar Jain, Chief Guest and GM (In-Charge) stated that Railways is closely associated with the freedom struggle and has played a vital role in freedom movement. He said that Freedom Fighters extensively used Railway facilities to build and expand the Nationalistic fervor across the Country, as it was the most reliable mode of transportation and communication during the freedom movement. He added that it is a moment of great pride, as Railways is celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at 75 years and creating awareness amongst the public about the importance of our freedom struggle and the sacrifices rendered by our fighters.
Shri Raja Ram, IG & Principal Chief Security Commissioner, SCR appreciated the RPF bike riders from all five zones including South Central Railway who are participating in this tough journey of 1700 Kms. He said that the intensive country wide campaign on Azadi is being organized focusing on the citizen’s participation to make it a ‘Jan Andolan’. The Rally will boost the morale of the RPF personnel as well the citizens of the country and will connect them to the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, he said.