Writ filed seeking separate carriage for women in train
Published: 06:29 PM, 14 January 2021
A writ has been filed on Thursday seeking High Court’s direction for implementing a rule, allotting a carriage on each train for women.
Supreme Court lawyer Mamtaj Pervin filed the writ, also challenging the inaction of the respondents in implementing sections 64 and 119 of The Railways Act, 1890.
“The railway administration shall, in every train carrying passengers, reserve for the exclusive use of females one compartment at least of the lowest class of carriage forming part of the train. One such compartment so reserved shall, if the train is to run for a distance exceeding fifty miles, be provided with a closet,” according to section 64 of the act.
However, there is no implementation of the act and that's why the writ was filed, said lawyer Md Ajmal Hossain, who will move the writ before the court, adding: "We have made four officials including railways secretary respondents."