Security beefed up around power stations, dams in K'taka

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Bangalore, Aug 22 (UNI) In the wake of serial blasts that rocked the city last month, the state government has planned to provide a round-the-clock security to its 352 vital power stations, dams and bridges on national highways, Home Minister V S Acharya said today.

Speaking to reporters here he said a meeting of the officials of the departments of Power, Irrigation and Public Works department to have a re look into the security and planned to set up a five-member committee to give its report in ten next ten days in the wake of terrorists targetting the state.

Security would be provided with one India Reserve Battalion in and two KSRP battalions and the step would cost about Rs 30 crore annually to the state's exchequer provide security to 352 installations which was worth Rs one lakh crore, he said.

The state police would be given an area specific training in providing the protection to the installation, he said.

The Home the department was planning to provide a special security to 52 most important installations of 352 locations.

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