CISF surveys Bangalore metro for Delhi-like security measures

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.