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Segway, the two-wheeled, self-balancing, personal transporter that has become a rage in the West. Pixabay

Segway, the two-wheeled, self-balancing, personal transporter that has become a rage in the West, has come to the Ahmedabad Railway Station for the use of the Railway Protection Force (RPF).

Officers of the RPF could be seen cruising on the railway platforms at a speed of 8-10 km per hour on the Segways, which help them in better crowd control and patrolling at the railway station in Kalupur.


Gracious Fernandes, Inspector of the RPF, Ahmedabad, told IANS, “The railway platform here stretches up to 800 metre and the Segway helps reach the different corners faster to help people.

“The battery operated Segways come handy in reaching and controlling the crowd at the station quickly as well as for overall patrolling.”


Officers of the RPF could be seen cruising on the railway platforms at a speed of 8-10 km per hour on the Segways. Pixabay

As many as six Segways were put into work at the Kalupur railway station on May 23. The RPF officers were trained to use it in a day, Fernandes said.

“It is the initiative of the Ahmedabad railway division and the Segways are of immense help to the RPF as they can aid people in need in no time,” Railway Public Relations Officer (PRO) Pradeep Sharma told IANS. He said each machine would have cost around Rs 1 lakh.

Fernandes said, “The Ahmedabad railway station is quite big. There are as many as 12 platforms and covering all of them on feet takes a long time. With the Segways, our work becomes faster and more efficient.”

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He could not recall any untoward incident since the Segways were introduced on May 23. (IANS)


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New Education Policy 2020

On the first day of the two-day meeting of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders on Tuesday, discussions were held on important issues related to education and the National Education Policy-2020.

Apart from senior RSS leader Suresh Soni, representatives of various organisations associated with the Sangh Parivar -- working in the field of education -- were present in the meeting in New Delhi.

According to sources, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who attended the meeting on behalf of the government, shared information related to the National Education Policy-2020 and the government's policy on important issues related to the education sector. Pradhan also shared details of the efforts being made by the government in the field of education.

Discussions were also held regarding the impact of the situation arising out of Corona and how much it has affected the education sector.

In the meeting, the RSS leaders asked several questions and provided suggestions to the Union Minister regarding the education policy of the government.

According to the sources, RSS wants the policy to be implemented expeditiously. All aspects related to the policy were discussed in Tuesday's meeting.

On the second and the last day of the meeting on Wednesday, special issues related to education will be discussed in which representatives of various organisations of the Sangh, Union Ministers and several BJP leaders will be take part.

Meanwhile, in order to convey its point of view to the government on various issues, the Sangh keeps on calling such coordination meetings related to specific issues, in which RSS representatives -- working in that particular area -- provide feedback to the government. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: BJP, RSS, New Education Policy, Education, India


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