Extended security in rail stations during Sabarimala season
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 21:53
Kochi: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has begun implementing a special security scheme in various railway stations across the state during Sabarimala season for providing extended security to pilgrims.

An additional strength of 100 RPF personnel has been mobilised from other divisions of Southern Railway. Altogether 275 head constables and constables and 15 officers in the rank of ASI have been pressed into service for security to pilgrims, railways said in a press release here.

Special security scheme has been implemented in the Thiruvananthapuram division at Kanyakumari, Chengannur, Kottayam, Tiruvala, Ernakulam junction and town, Thrissur and Guruvayur railway stations, the release said.

Officers and staff nominated have been asked to be polite and exhibit pleasing manners to pilgrims. A drive would be conducted against usage of stove, gas cylinders and other inflammable articles in trains and station area and suspects and history sheeters would be kept under close surveillance, the release said.

RPF's round-the-clock pilgrim assistance booths were opened at Chengannur and Kottayam railway stations to assist the pilgrims. Regular anti-sabotage check is being conducted at railway stations by dog squads.


First Published: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 21:53

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