Thursday, August 20, 2009

US Team wants to train RPF

MUMBAI: A six-member Anti Terror Assistance Team from the US visited two Central Railway stations in Mumbai on Wednesday to study the security arrangements in place. They were impressed with some of the security measures that were being followed, and have decided to incorporate them in their own system in the US. They also want to hold a training module for Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) officials around December.

"The American delegation has been familiarising itself with security measures across railway stations in India,''
said inspector general B S Sidhu of the RPF (CR).

RPF officials at CST gave the delegation a presentation on the current security system. The team had a look at the suburban section, the mainline section and entry/exit points including the waiting hall, which witnessed the 26/11 terror attack. It examined the installation and monitoring of CCTV cameras, working of the X-ray baggage scanner, door-frame metal detectors and the dog squad comprising 20 trained canines. Around 5 pm, they left for Dadar station.


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