"Some zonal railways such as Western Railway have launched mobile application for providing security to women passengers besides installing CCTV in trains," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said at the RPF Investiture Parade ceremony here.

The App, a security and safety measure, is being developed in coordination with RPF.

Since railways is the soft target from unscrupulous elements and divisive forces, there will be a strategic cell for RPF to tackle the growing threat from such elements, a senior official said.

Focusing the need for technology upgradation, he said, "sometime there are attempts to obstruct the economic development by obstructing the rail movement. There is a requirement for technology upgradation and training of RPF personnel to prevent such incidents."

Dwelling on the menace of without ticket travel in trains, Prabhu said, "there will be a massive drive against the without ticket travelers. A drive has already been launched against the touts involved in cornering tickets in illegal way."