Independence day: CISF to frisk passengers twice before entering metro

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New Delhi, Aug 13: CISF has bolstered security in the Delhi Metro by introducing a double-layered frisking system at the entry points of select stations in view of the enhanced vigil for the upcoming Independence day celebrations.

The security force has deployed additional personnel at important metro stations for double frisking and checking of commuters taking the rapid rail transport system in the national capital which witnesses over 26 lakh footfalls every day.

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"At select stations, based on the threat profile, additional security measures have been deployed by positioning an additional personnel who would first frisk a passenger before entering the door frame metal detector (DFMD).

"A passenger would be again frisked by the second security personnel after he or she crosses the DFMD," a senior Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer said.

The new security arrangement, deployed rarely in the Delhi Metro till now, has been kept dynamic, the officer said.

"This means that based on the threat or risk profile of a station this security deployment will keep changing. So, one may see this system at a particular station at one time but the next time that would not be there. The force will ensure there is minimum problem to the commuters," he said.

The measures have been specially brought in, sources said, in view of the heightened security arrangements in the run up to Independence day events on August 15.

The force has also tasked its armed commandos and quick reaction teams with conducting frequent patrols at some earmarked stations, even as the overall security paraphernalia has been beefed up.

CISF guards over 130 metro stations in the national capital region of Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad.

PTI

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