Airport level security in Hyderabad Metro stations

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014,19:03 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Managing Director NVS Reddy  today said airport level security arrangements will be provided at all Metro Stations.
Fool-proof security will be in place which includes access controlled passenger entry with baggage scanning, CCTV cameras and other surveillance.
Reviewing security arrangements with City Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy and other top Police officials, here Mr Reddy said that passenger security will be the top most priority of HMR and it will be ensured through access control  and installation of CCTVs at all stations, sensors and alarms for monitoring of unmanned areas, checking and frisking of passengers at concourse gates, installation of intrusion detection systems, on-board surveillance through video recording in trains, anti-sabotage checking.    Security arrangements for Metro Rail Stations, parking and circulation areas, viaduct and track, trains, depot areas, vital installations and machinery, Operations Control Centre (OCC), were discussed at the meeting.
Security arrangements already in place at different Metro Rail systems like Delhi, Bengaluru, were also discussed.    The security arrangements are being finalised in consultation with the Hyderabad Police with guidance from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Various options were discussed and the final requirements will be worked out soon. Retired Senior IPS Officer and counter terrorism expert, Mr KC Reddy presented a report in this regard.