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Two-layer security planned for stations

india Updated: Sep 14, 2012 00:33 IST
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For better security of commuters, the Rapid Metro is likely to adopt the two-layer Bangalore security pattern.

While the state government will provide the outer security layer outside the Metro stations, trained private security personnel will man platforms and trains. However, the urban development ministry will take a final decision in this regard.

"We have submitted a report on security arrangements to the home ministry. The Haryana police have already approved it. The ministry will decide whether the outer security layer will be managed by CISF as being done for Delhi Metro or the state police will take charge. A final decision will be taken by the urban development ministry," said a RMGL official.

"The ministry can recommend the approval report to the home ministry to decide on the security plan. As per the concessionaire agreement, the state government will provide security to Rapid Metro and the outer security layer will be managed by the state police or CISF," the official added.

There will be an operation control room and all stations will have CCTV cameras. Besides, two police posts will be set up at Shankar Chowk and Sikanderpur stations.

A quick response team, dog squad and bomb disposal squad would be provided by the state government in case of emergency. Bangalore police is in-charge of external security of Metro installations and there are several attendants and guards on each platform.