Oct 12 Railways has proposed that RPF be given the responsibility of securing the premises of all upcoming metro stations in the country, a senior official said.
The railway board has written to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs saying that the Railway Protection Force (RPF) which is already guarding the Kolkata Metro be made in charge of security for the new metros in Lucknow, Nagpur, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore, Bhopal and Hyderabad.
“Having a single dedicated force for the Metro Railway is advantageous since the staff can be trained in the safety and security requirements of the metro. The RPF has specialised training because it is already securing sub-urban stations for years,” said a senior official. Read more
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