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Railways on alert during Commonwealth Games

Indian Railways will enhance the security of foreign guests and tourists during the Commonwealth Games, Jaya Singh Chauhan, Inspector General of Railway Protection Force, said.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2010 13:15 IST
Pradeep Saxena

Indian Railways will enhance the security of foreign guests and tourists during the Commonwealth Games, Jaya Singh Chauhan, Inspector General of Railway Protection Force (RPF), said.

"The Railway administration is keeping a close watch on the situation and has enhanced security," Chauhan said.

She was in town to take a stock of the security situation.

The IG told media persons that trains leaving Delhi like Palace on Wheels, Shatabdi and Rajdhani will be put under special security cover. Some of the eighty women Inspectors, who were selected recently, will be posted in these trains.

Special security will be extended up to Aligarh and Allahabad and the state police administration will also cooperate in this scheme, she added.

Chauhan said that continuous meetings are being held with ADJ (Law & Order) Brijlal and ADJ (Railway) AK Jain regarding the matter.

On expected attacks of Maoists, she said that the department has not received any threat in NCR but is taking extra precautions.

Area like Mirzapur where Naxalites are active, will be put under RPSF control.

Chauhan accepted that crimes like snatching are on the rise on the eastern outer side of Aligarh.

She said the RPF will increase its inspections on the trains so that the passengers can feel safe. Checking will be enhanced to stop snatching, theft etc.

She pointed out that usually criminals escape to civil areas after committing crime on trains, so cooperation with civil police force is a must. She disclosed that several such gangs have been caught in Basti of UP and Kishanganj in Bihar.

Assistant Security Commissioner of RPPC Somashekar, Incharge Inspectors SK Singh and RK Kaushik were also present during her inspection.