Dec 1, 2008

India - Railway plans hi-tech security gadgets in Orissa

Bhubaneswar, Dec 1 (IANS) East Coast Railway authorities have decided to install high tech security gadgets at leading stations of Orissa in view of the recent terror attacks in different places of Mumbai, a railway official said Monday.

A high level meeting was conducted by East Coast Railway authorities Monday to review the security situation at railway stations, especially in Bhubaneswar, Puri and Cuttack.

The meeting took stock of the security scenario at these stations and additional measures required to be taken were discussed, an East Coast Railway press release said.

It was decided in the meeting to go in for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, baggage scanner machines and exclusive detection machines.

It was also decided to form bomb disposal squads and sniffer dog squads.

An integrated security system is being worked out and will be put in place soon.

Closer monitoring of intelligence network and better coordination of Railway Protection Force (RPF) with the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the state police has been stressed upon.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) will also emphasise upon cooperation and support from the rail users and passengers who can help the railways in ensuring a safer and more secure railway system, the release said.

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