A US anti-terror system at New Delhi Railway Station

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New Delhi, May 16 (UNI) New Delhi Railway Station will have the country's first anti-terror system, acquired from the United States at a cost of more than Rs 20 crore.

''The security system, built with latest technology to foil terror attacks at crowded places, will be installed at platform No 12, the busiest part of New Delhi Railway Station,'' Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal announced today.

''Once the success of the system is demonstrated within six months, it will be developed indigenously by the Central Electronics Limited, and designed to suit various public places such as temples and mosques,'' he said.

It will then be installed at other crowded places across the country in the next five years after demonstrating its efficacy by mock breach exercises, he added.

The system, successfully used in America, was studied for two years by CEL, a public sector unit under the Science and Technology Ministry, before a decision was taken to acquire it.

The cost of the system will come down to Rs 10 crore when developed by CEL, Mr Sibal said but refused to name the company.

The system uses various equipment such as close circuit cameras, baggage control system, x-ray machines, imagery devices and narcotics-control system , which are integrated into a central command system, that conveys messages to the sub-system for appropriate action.

A non-intrusive technology, the system will be able to check baggages with 100 per cent accuracy, and control passengers' entrance.

''It is preventive in nature and will only prevent the possibility of terror strikes at public places,'' Mr Sibal clarified.

To make the security system successful, the operating staff will be trained by a highly professional team with the help of modern training stimulators, specially designed for the purpose, he said.

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