Major railway stations on Central Railway will soon be equipped with multi-zone doorframe metal detectors. These detectors will scan the person who passes by and display the images in the screen attached to it.
"A scanned image of a person will be available and the images of any metal present will be precisely located in the images," said Pravin Sinha, senior divisional security commissioner.
As a part of the pilot project, four detectors, which cost around Rs 2.5 lakh each, would be active within three months. "Two such detectors will be stationed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and other two at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT)," added Sinha.
The strength of the homeguards at railway stations is also expected to increase soon. "Recruitment of 350 additional homeguards is also sanctioned and they will be deployed soon at the railway stations on the CR."