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Noida-Greater Noida Metro: Security arrangements reviewed by UP home secretary

Santosh Yadav, managing director of the NMRC, gave a detailed presentation to Debashish Panda, principal secretary (home) of Uttar Pradesh government regarding security arrangement on the Metro link.

noida Updated: Feb 21, 2017 13:39 IST
Sohil Sehran
Aqua coloured coaches which will ply on the 30km Noida-Greater Noida metro corridor.
Aqua coloured coaches which will ply on the 30km Noida-Greater Noida metro corridor. (HT Photo)

To ensure the smooth functioning of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) network from Noida to Greater Noida, a meeting was held on Monday to discuss security arrangements.

The Uttar Pradesh government last year approved NMRC’s proposal handing over security of the 30-kilometre line to be managed by Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC).

One battalion of PAC that consists of 1050 constables will be provided to NMRC to provide adequate safety to 30-km metro corridor that will connect Greater Noida with rest of Delhi-NCR areas.

During the meeting, Santosh Yadav, managing director of the NMRC, gave a detailed presentation to Debashish Panda, principal secretary (home) of Uttar Pradesh government .

The meeting was also attended by Uttar Pradesh director general of police Javeed Ahmad, chairman Noida authority Rama Raman, Additional director general (PAC) Prashant Kumar, inspector general of police, Meerut Zone Ajay Anand, district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar NP Singh and other officials.

The meeting lasted for more than two hours and focused on deployment of security officers as per the standard security, strength of personnel and technical specifications.

Apart from the presentation, a concern was also raised over the theft of construction material from the under-construction metro corridor. Ahmad directed Meerut zone IG Ajay Anand to initiate investigations into the matter and curb such thefts in future.

It was also decided that budgetary provisions will be made by the industrial development department of Uttar Pradesh regarding the salaries of security forces, who will be guarding the corridor.

However, the basic expenses of security forces will be borne by the Greater Noida authority, Noida authority, Yamuna Express authority and state government on an equal basis. Subsequently, the annual expenditure on security will be paid from the state exchequer.

The officers also announced that a security audit will be conducted by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and officials of local police and administration officials nominated by the CISF and PAC.

In the backdrop of security and safety, the metro corridor will be under the surveillance of ultra-modern CCTV cameras and other hi-tech equipment.