As part of stepped up security measures following the Mumbai attacks, the New Delhi Railway Station will soon have baggage scanners on the lines of those at the airports as a British firm has been awarded a contract to supply the latest scanning machines for the purpose.
Under the contract, Leicestershire-based British security scanning major 'Image Scan' will supply a large baggage scanner as well as a portable version of the device to the Indian authorities, the company announced.
Image Scan chief executive Louise George said the Indian order was placed after the Mumbai terror attacks, which led to a review of security across the country.
She told newspersons: "It has helped crystallise the opportunities and it helped secure this on. I think the Indian government are going to use New Delhi's railway station as a showcase of the top security technology."
Image Scan specialises in supplying three-dimensional X-ray imaging systems which allow packages to be scanned for suspect devices and weapons. The new orders involve its Axis-3D X-ray system and its portable FlatScan-TPXi.
George said the company was now looking to build on its success in India and China, the world's fastest growing economies. "We are working hard to see how we can do more out there," she said.
The company was developed at Nottingham University and spun out into a business in 1996.