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Women guards may be deployed at Metro stations in Noida

Amit Kumar, Hindustan Times  Noida, February 11, 2013
First Published: 19:06 IST(11/2/2013) | Last Updated: 19:09 IST(11/2/2013)

The Noida authority plans to deploy women security guards at all six Metro stations in the city. The move comes after HT highlighted the safety and security concerns of women commuters on that route in an intensive campaign over the past few weeks.

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"We are reviewing the status after deployment of private security guards at all Metro stations. The assistance of Noida police has also been sought. If the situation demands, women guards will also be deployed," said Rama Raman, chief executive officer of Noida authority.

On Monday, the authority deployed seven security guards each at the Metro stations to mange the autos and rickshaws standing outside the stations.

The Noida police assured that they would extend all possible support to the security guards. "All the respective beat officials have been told to keep in touch with security guards. SP (city) will monitor the coordination between the police and private guards," said Praveen Kumar, SSP, Gautam Budh Nagar.

Taking cognisance of the HT campaign on the safety and security concerns of women commuters, Raman had last month said that the authority would deploy 10 security guards for each of the six Metro stations in Noida.

Hindustan Times had carried a report 'Extra security for all 6 Noida Metro stations' on Jan 31. The six stations are Sector 15, Sector 16, Sector 18, Botanical Garden, Golf Course and Noida City Centre.


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