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Keeping pace with the ever changing times and taking into account the vulnerability of the railway system to terrorist and subversive activities, Railway Protection Force, Central Railway has initiated all necessary steps with a concerted view to provide assiduous security cover to the esteemed users of the railway system.

To bolster and upgrade the existing security setup, RPF Central Railway has initiated procurement procedures of modernized security gadgets on a mass scale. CCTV system & Door Frame Metal Detectors have been installed at stations; Hand Held Metal Detectors have been put in use for random frisking of passengers. Bullet Proof jackets, Night Vision goggles etc are also under process of procurement. Officers have been trained by the National Security Guards(NSG) at New Delhi in Bomb detection & Disposal. Baggage screening machines have been installed at CSTM, Dadar stations. Staffs/officers have been trained by the IB and state intelligence department in intricacies of intelligence gathering and dissemination of information. Capsule training for the staff and officers on these lines are being regularly conducted. Disaster Management Teams has also been set up at the Divisions to meet any eventuality.

In addition to this additional Pups have been procured and the strength of the existing Dog Squad(Sniffer & tracker dogs) has been increased to 51 Dogs. A comprehensive Integrated Security System especially for Mumbai suburbs has been chalked out and an additional manpower of 2638 posts for performing core duties such as access control, train escorting, CCTV manning etc is under process with the Railway Ministry.

Source : Central Railway / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 28-02-2011