Police Commissioners inspect Hyderabad Metro security

By   |  Published: 26th Nov 2017  1:44 am

Hyderabad: The Commissioners of Hyderabad, Rachakonda and Cyberabad police on Saturday traveled on Metro trains from Miyapur to Nagole to inspect security arrangements in Metro trains, stations and allied installations.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner Sandeep Shandilya, Hyderabad Police Commissioner VV Srinivasa Rao and Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat were accompanied by the security heads of Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited and L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited.

Security equipment installed at various locations of stations, trains and depot areas were inspected, along with the functioning of baggage scanners, CCTV cameras and other surveillance equipment and the sophisticated safety and security gadgets.

The 360° coverage by the CCTV cameras installed in the trains, platforms, concourse, ticketing areas and the locking mechanism of gates at the end of platforms which prevent intrusion into the viaduct areas and other prohibited areas were also examined and analysed.

The Commissioners also had detailed discussions on the access control mechanism, Door Frame Metal Detectors (DFMD), frisking gadgets including Hand Held Metal Detectors (HHMDs), the positioning of security personnel at various locations of the stations, unobtrusive watching of behaviour of passengers at vantage points and so on.

The discussions were on the basis of the security plan prepared for the Hyderabad Metro Rail system by security experts headed by K C Reddy.

The three Commissioners later addressed 150 police personnel from their commissionerates who were deputed for training as per the orders of DGP M Mahender Reddy at the Metro Rail Bhavan for the last three days.

The Metro security wing will be systematically built up over the next one year as a well organised unit including even armed components like Quick Response Team (QRT), Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) and Dog Squads.

While the government police assisted by security personnel hired by HMRL will take care of all the offences, the DGP has decided that Law & Order Police stations of the three City Police Commissionerates having jurisdiction in coordination with the concerned Traffic PS as well as Crime/CCS Teams, Task Force/SOT, Security Personnel/QRTs/CSGs and SHE Teams will provide overall security to all HMR stations falling in their limits for the time being, a HMRL release said.