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Egmore station to get comprehensive three-tier security system

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHRUTI SURESH
Published Jul 14, 2016, 7:09 am IST
Updated Jul 14, 2016, 7:12 am IST
Currently, Egmore station has eight entry points, of which, four will be closed, according to the official.
Egmore railway station.
 Egmore railway station.

Chennai: In a bid to improve security provisions at Chennai Egmore station that gets over one lakh footfalls per day, officials are gearing up to emulate the Chennai Central's three-tier security for Egmore.

“Chennai Central's security plan was beefed up after the 2014 blasts. It is a comprehensive three-tier system that involves plugging of entry-exit points and patrolling on platforms. That has helped reduce the crimes,” said a senior RPF official. "We have conducted inspections at Egmore and we have decided on the entry points to the station."

 

Currently, Egmore station has eight entry points, of which, four will be closed, according to the official. To improve security measures, there will be improved security checkpoints, access control exercises will be undertaken and a boundary wall is being built.

"Streamlining of traffic, and UVSS (under-vehicle surveillance scanners) have already been deployed on Egmore premises," said the official, adding that within next two months, more measures to strengthen the security system at Egmore will be undertaken.

Railways have also invited corporate companies to adopt stations and install CCTV cameras under their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to improve railway premises.

 

Fourteen stations in the Southern division, including seven stations in Chennai, have been covered under the Integrated Security System at the cost of `28.87 crore.

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