In pics | Sniffing it out: Here’s how Delhi Metro’s security dogs are trained
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has hired 8 sniffer dogs for its bomb squad to find out explosives and prevent any possible terror attacks at metro stations.delhi Updated: Oct 14, 2016 14:28 IST
It’s a furry pack -- the Delhi Metro new recruits.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has hired 8 dogs for its bomb squad to sniff out explosives and prevent any possible terror attacks at the stations.
The dogs -- -- five Labradors and three German Shepherds -- have been sent for a six-month training at a centre in Indirapuram.
The force plans to add another four dogs in the next six months to its pack.
But why do they need furry friends to do the job? The DMRC plans to add 107 stations in its Phase III, attracting millions of new passengers. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) -- which guards Delhi’s metro stations – feels human personnel won’t be enough to provide security for the expanded network.
CISF also employs Golden Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels in their anti-bomb squads.
Here’s a look at man’s best friends learning the tricks:
First Published: Oct 14, 2016 12:50 IST