Maharashtra Home Dept proposes Rs 10 cr Mantralaya security plan
Maharashtra state secretariat would soon have bullet-proof compound walls, watch towers and luggage scanning system as a part of the state government's security plan proposed recently.mumbai Updated: Jun 22, 2010 20:01 IST
Maharashtra state secretariat would soon have bullet-proof compound walls, watch towers and luggage scanning system as a part of the State Government's security plan proposed recently.
"We have proposed a security plan of Rs 10 crore for Mantralaya with bullet-proof walls, watch towers and scanning machines," Home Minister RR Patil told reporters in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The bullet-proof walls are already built up at Vidhan Bhavan, Reserve Bank of India and many consulates, he said.
The Home department has also ordered 11 scanning machines to be installed at all the gates of the Mantralaya for checking luggage of visitors, Patil said.
Currently, the machines are non-functional and the luggage is being checked manually by security personnel.
Considering the large number of visitors to Mantralaya daily, a special waiting room would be set up for them to avoid long queues, the minister said.
The Home Department is also thinking of making the entry pass available at MLA hostels to reduce rush at the Mantralaya gates, he said.