GRP seeks ` 50 cr from Railways in JK
New Delhi, May 29: Government Railway Police (GRP) in Jammu and Kashmir is seeking Rs 50 crore from the Railways as part of its due to prevent crime in stations and trains in the state.
While Railway Protection Force (RPF) is responsible for protecting railway properties, GRP's mandate is to maintain law and order in trains, stations and along the tracks.
"We are hopeful of getting the amount (Rs 50 crore) soon as matter is being pursued at the higher level," said Navin Agarwal, Inspector General of GRP, J&K. Railways and state governments equally share the expenditure incurred on GRP across the country while RPF is a railway organisation.
The role of GRP in JK becomes more crucial after the opening of rail line in the Valley. However, railways have not paid its 50 per cent share of expenditure to the state yet.
"It is a matter of policy that state government and Railways share the expenditure incurred on GRP. If there is any outstanding dues of Rs 50 crore to GRP in J&K then it will be surely given," said a senior Railway Ministry official.
The official said railways have undertaken construction of police station buildings and police posts for GRP near the stations in Kashmir. It has also constructed barracks and duty huts for GRP jawans in the Valley.
"This will enable the GRP to remain available near the railway stations and tracks and responds quickly to any emergent situation," the official said, adding, "this will also facilitate passengers to promptly report any crime to the police.
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