Officials of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the police on Wednesday held a meeting to discuss security for the metro rail inventory and infrastructure on the Noida-Greater Noida Metro route.
During the meeting, which was held at the office of the senior superintendent of police in Greater Noida, the officials brainstormed proposals for internal and external safety and security, considering that special safety precautions will be needed when imported goods and equipment start arriving for the project in December this year.
“The metro train has a culture of punctuality and reliable services and these have to be supplemented by proper security systems. The DMRC, NMRC and the police must ensure coordination for better services,” said Santosh Kumar Yadav, managing director of the NMRC.
“A proposal is under consideration at the state government level where it is proposed to form a special force for metro corridors. The force will include personnel from the 49th battalion of the provincial armed constabulary. The head of the special force will be working under the senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar,” Yadav said.
The 30km Noida-Greater Noida metro link has 21 proposed metro stations and will also consist of commercial property where shops and other establishments will come up to cater to commuters’ needs.
Mukund Updahyaya, the chief security officer from DMRC, who also attended the meeting, apprised the officials about the need and use of quick response teams, fire fighting arrangements, dog squads, bomb squads, CCTV cameras and cyber crime vigilance.