A new website and smartphone app have been launched to help railway police address criminal complaints of passengers across India. Union minister Nityanand Rai has launched a new website and smartphone app that integrates the criminal database online with an aim to help the railway police detect and addresses criminal complaints faster.
Minister of the state of home affairs on Thursday launched the website www.railways.delhipolice.gov.in as well as the smartphone app -- Sahyatri, in presence of Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and other officials at the NDMC Convention Centre on Sansad Marg
The database of criminals, including their photographs, active in railways' jurisdiction all over India would be uploaded on the website, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) Dinesh Kumar Gupta.
"This website would surely help GRP," Gupta said.
"Apart from sharing information among GRP, railway passengers will certainly benefit as citizen services have also been provided on the website," the officer said.
आज दिल्ली में @DelhiPolice द्वारा विकसित GRP की वेबसाइट https://t.co/5lgGysSGFU एवं मोबाइल एप 'SAHYATRI' का शुभारंभ किया। आदरणीय पीएम श्री @narendramodi जी द्वारा @_DigitalIndia को बढ़ावा देने से सिटीजन सर्विसेज सुलभ हुई हैं। दिल्ली पुलिस व जीआरपी की यह पहल बधाई योग्य है। pic.twitter.com/EXsOJqQMuw— Nityanand Rai (@nityanandraibjp) October 10, 2019
Information on unidentified dead body found, missing persons, wanted criminals, absconding/proclaimed offenders, other important matters, law and order related issues or major occurrence would be shared among authorised GRP officers, the officer said.
Delhi GRP has uploaded 6171 data on the website so far that includes list of criminals, missing persons, unidentified dead bodies, Gupta said. Only authorized GRP officers can access the entire website. GRP heads of 24 states and one UT have been assigned as super admin and separate user IDs and password have been allocated to them.
The Sahyatri app will help railway passengers find out the jurisdiction of a police station and the details of GRP officials by geotagging with Google Maps, the officer said. It will also have the facility to scan and read QR codes and make an emergency call.
Sahyatri app is available to download for Android and iOS users and it shall contain links to citizen services provided by Delhi Police through Tatpar and Himmat Plus Apps, police said.