Mumbai monorail, Metro to get security from US-based institute
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 22:19
Mumbai: Maharashtra government has signed a pact with US-based Minata Transportation Institute (MTI) to introduce security of global standards in public transport in Mumbai, specially the upcoming metro and mono rail projects.

A delegation led by Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, signed the memorandum of co-operation with Minata Transportation Institute (MTI) in Los Angeles, an official release said.

The memorandum was signed by the Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, S V R Srinivas, Secretary to the Chief Minister, Nitin Kareer and the Executive Director, MTI, Rod Diridon in the presence of the Chief Minister.

Chavan is currently in the USA as part of three-nation tour. The pact is a major step towards strengthening the Mumbai metro and public transport security, the release said.

The ceremony was also attended by senior officials of Federal Transport Administration and Los Angeles, Metro Security Chief John Sullivan.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the pact seeks to bring security and safety of global standards within the reach of Mumbaikars.


First Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 22:19

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