CORAS of Indian Railways

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  1. Minister of Railways has launched CORAS (Commando for Railway Security) of Indian Railways.
  2. CORAS is a separate Commando Unit of Railway Protection Force (RPF).
  3. The commandos are specialized responder for any situation pertaining to damage, disturbance, disruption of train operations, attack and disaster situations in railway areas.
  4. These CORAS commandos will be posted in Left extremist wing affected areas, north-eastern region and Jammu and Kashmir where providing security to the passengers and the railway network is of utmost priority.
  5. Further,a new commando training centre will be set up in Jagadhri, Haryana to modernize and train commandos of the Railway Protection Force(RPF).