CISF surveys Bangalore metro for Delhi-like security measures

Last Updated: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 23:22

New Delhi: The CISF, which guards the Delhi
Metro network in the national capital, is undertaking a survey
of the Bangalore Metro for possible security measures to be
implemented.

"We are currently undertaking a survey of the Bangalore
Metro," Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Director
General N R Das told reporters here.

The first phase of the Bangalore Metro, which will run
through commercial and residential areas of the city, consists
of two corridors and will cover a total of 42.30 kilometres.

A total of 419 trained personnel of the force have taken
charge of all the "core areas" of security at the Delhi
Airport Metro link here, he said.

"As of now, there are only four operational stations out
of six (on the Airport Metro link). We are in-charge of
security at all the core areas at the Airport Metro link
beginning from passenger frisking till the passenger boards
the coach," Das said.

The arrangement is similar to what is operational at
airports, he added.

Das, during his annual press conference preceding the
CISF Raising Day on March 10, said a total of 125 companies of
the force have been earmarked for the forthcoming polls in
four states and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

The force recruited almost 14,000 personnel last year in
the lower ranks which include about 500 from Jammu and Kashmir
and more than 800 from North East states and also from naxal
affected states.

A new Research and Development (R and D) cell has also
been created in the force to assist and keep abreast with new
technological gadgets in the security arena, Das said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 23:22

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