New Delhi, Feb 26: Reaffirming Indian Railways commitment to the security of passengers, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad today announced drawing up of an Integrated Security Plan to strengthen railway security.
The railway security would be strengthened through installation of Close Circuit TVs at important stations and metal detectors, baggage screening systems and explosive detection and disposal systems for screening passengers and their luggage at vulnerable stations. Railway Protection Force (RPF) will be equipped with all modern equipment and adequate funds will be provided for this.
Lalu said that 5700 vacant posts of constables and 993 vacant posts of sub-Inspectors in RPF would be filled up by May this year.
Around five per cent of vacant posts of constables and 10 per cent in Sub-Inspectors have been reserved for women. The Government has also created 973 additional posts for which recruitment would be done next year, Lalu said while presenting the Rail Budget in the Lok Sabha.