New Delhi, Jan 24 (UNI) In view of an enhanced security perception in the National Capital for the forthcoming Republic Day, the Northern Railways have beefed up security at railway station as well as vial installations of the railways.
Special security arrangements have been done for the occasion in coordination with the state police, local intelligence agencies, GRP authorities and RPF personnel.
These include deployment of additional RPF staff for anti sabotage checks on railway installation, passenger coaches, railway infrastructure at sensitive areas and also to keep vigil on suspected people objects and on the suspects boarding and detraining at the en route stations.
Rakes are being checked and escorted by RPF personnel to the platforms and shiffer dogs deployed to conduct anti-sabotage checks.
Pamphlets are being distributed and passenger awareness programmes are being announced on public address system to strengthen the security stystem at railway stations.
Further hand held metal detectors (HHMDs) have been provided to RPF staff for guarding the viatal installation bridges PRS CENTRES Tracks Rakes/Stations.
Surprise checks are being conducted by Railway officers and staff to ensure alertness of the deployed guards besides increasing night patrolling on rail tracks and bridges.
Sale of platform tickets at New Delhi, Delhi Jn, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Delhi sarai Rohilla railway stations will be restricted from midnight tonight to 0000 hours on January 30.
However, platform tickets will be provided on demand to senior citizens Physically Challenged Medically sick and women travelling alone or with children. Tickets will be available at the May I help you both at the entrance of New Delhi station at Ajmeri Gate and Phargang sides.
Sources in the Northern Railways said the enhanced security arrangements had been made in view of the fact that Indian railways have always been a soft target for militancy attacks.
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