Mumbai port to be guarded by CISF

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 21:15

Mumbai: The Mumbai Port Trust will have the
security cover of the para-military Central Industrial
Security Force (CISF) from on Wednesday.

A commando-trained component of 530 personnel will be
deployed at the facility to secure both the land and sea side.

The Mumbai Port Trust has integrated sea-port facilities
for handling, storage and delivery of cargo containers and is
an autonomous body under the Ministry of Shipping of central

The CISF security will have Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs)
mounted on vehicles and would be armed with sophisticated
weapons to provide a 24X7 specialised security.

A security audit was carried out at the facility before
providing the security men, a senior CISF officer said.

The security unit will be headed by a Commandant rank


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First Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 21:15

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