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Multi-layered security planned for Delhi Metro
Mar 7, 2007 - 6:50:36 PM

New Delhi, March 7 - A new multi-layered security cover will soon be deployed for the Delhi Metro following intelligence reports of possible terror strikes, a top official said Wednesday.

Delhi Metro is a soft militant target and had been placed under high security alert following intelligence reports, S.I.S. Ahmed, director-general, Central Industrial Security Force -, told reporters here.

According to the CISF chief, a new, multi-layered security concept would be launched for the Delhi Metro under which passengers will be allowed entry from two channels - red and green.

Explaining the new system, he said that the intelligence cameras inside the station premises would closely monitor passengers. These sophisticated gadgets are programmed to identify suspects based on their behaviour.

He added that these cameras could easily detect any unidentified object lying in the premises.

Once passengers get through a certain security apparatus without triggering an alarm and without raising suspicion from the closed circuit cameras at vantage points, they will be allowed easy access through the green channel.

Others would have to undergo another level of screening under the red channel and may also undergo interrogation when necessary, he added.

Apart from the cameras, the CISF is also planning to deploy additional dog squads, explosive detection devices and biometric devices. The number of women constables at stations would be enhanced.

'CISF will be completely taking over its security from Delhi Police from April 15 and all the security measures would be implemented in a phased manner,' he added.

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