Delhi HC blast: Security beefed up at Metro

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 21:10

New Delhi: Security on the Delhi Metro and
its premises across the National Capital Region was tightened
on Wednesday with frisking of passengers being intensified and the
frequency of sweeping of stations increased following a blast
outside the Delhi High Court.

Immediately after terror struck the national capital,
Central Industrial Security Force, which guards the Delhi
Metro and its premises, deployed additional personnel as a
precautionary measure.
"Security has been beefed up. Manual frisking of
passengers have been intensified and thorough checking of
baggage is being carried out through X-ray machines. Every
precautionary step has been taken," CISF spokesman Rohit
Katiyar said.

He said the frequency of anti-sabotage checks at stations
have been increased and mandatory checks are being carried
out.

Commuters on the Delhi Metro have to undergo checking by
CISF personnel before they enter the ticketing area of a
station.

In the wake of the blast that killed 11 people, the
checking has been intensified and additional personnel have
been deployed.

CISF personnel have been posted in plain clothes at
stations to keep an eye on people who behave in suspicious
manner and checking is being done through CCTV footages at all
stations.
"Quick Reaction Teams have been deployed at certain
places with usual armed support," Katiyar said.

Delhi Metro has 139 stations in the NCR and over 20 lakh
people travel on it every day.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 21:10

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