The Government Railway Police (GRP) introduced Baggage Tag System on an experimental basis at Vijayawada Railway Station here on Wednesday.
The system is introduced for the first time in the State. The system is being introduced in other major railway stations like Secunderabad, Tirupati, and Visakhapatnam as most of the trains start from these stations.
Initially, Guntakal was also identified for introducing the system. However, the Tirupati has an edge over Guntakal as no train originates from there.
Depending on the success and patronage from the passengers, the system would be launched in a big way, according to GRP Superintendent M. Naganna.
Mr. Naganna launched the system on platform number 10 by pasting the stickers on baggage of passengers in Guntur-Secunderabad Intercity Express.
The stickers will have printed details of the passenger such as PNR number, berth number address, date of journey, coach number etc. It would help in identifying the lost bags and suitcases easily. The suitcase lifters cannot claim as owners of baggage lifters if there were tags, he said.
At present, the system is being implemented in AC coaches.
It would be extended to other classes gradually.
The railway police would go around in the coaches suggesting the passengers to paste stickers with all details.
The system was not mandatory and compulsory. The tags would be supplied to the passengers who were willing, he said.
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