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    Mumbai's Local Trains Will Soon Have Panic Buttons To Keep Women Safe

    It's about time.

    Women travelling in trains in India have always feared for their safety, with some even having to travel in the luggage compartments just to feel a little bit safer.

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    But now, thanks to the Central Railway, women just might be able to rest assured. They've just announced the introduction of a panic button in the ladies' compartment.

    Matunga Workshop provides panic button in all ladies coaches of one local train for women safety with AV indicator

    The button will be installed on a trial basis, only being available in one train on the central line.

    Panic Alarm system provided in ladies compartments of #Mumbai local trains @Central_Railway

    Here's what it will look like:

    According to a report in dna, the red push buttons will be available between two seats, which when pressed will alert the officials to intervene.

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    There is also a reset button in place to switch off the alarm when required.

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