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CISF to take over security of Delhi Metro

Following the blast in London Metro, the issue of providing security to Delhi Metro is being considered seriously.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2006 20:44 IST

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will take over the task of providing security to Delhi Metro shortly, CISF Director General SIS Ahmed said on Wednesday.

He said following the bomb blast in the Metro train in London in July, the issue of providing security to Delhi Metro to CISF was considered seriously.

Ahmed said CSIF, with more than 96,000 personnel, has been providing security to 267 public sector undertakings including 54 Airports and 50 Delhi based government buildings and historical monuments like Taj Mahal, Red Fort besides providing fire protection cover to 75 establishments in the country.

He said that due to increase in Naxalite activities, CISF has taken over security of important installations, including nuclear power plants and mining in Naxalites infected areas in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

Ahmed said that to showcase multidimentional security coverage provided and to create awarness security awarness among the public and to promote the profession in the country, the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), in collaboration with CISF was holding the 11th edition of the International Security, Safety Fire Exhibition (ISS & FE'06) in Bangalore from September 28 to 30.

The theme of the exhibition, held for the first time outside the nation's capital, included security for technology industries, all kind of security gadgets, newly developed control systems, perimeter protection devices, surveillance devices, explosive detection and disposal, burglar alarm system, disaster management and NBC equipment, equipment for bank and hospital security are some of the equipments which will be on display during the three day exhibition.

First Published: Sep 29, 2006 20:44 IST