DGP (Railways & Road Safety) to head Hyderabad Metro Rail Security Wing

HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Police have prepared a comprehensive plan for providing security cover to the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) services. Along the to-be-soon launched metro corridor between Miyapur and Nagole(33km), it has proposed to set up 12 police outposts and sources suggest that an Inspector General (IG) rank officer would headed the forces.

Towards this, the recently purchased puppies being trained by the Intelligence Security Wing at the Integrated Intelligence Training Academy in Moinabad would be deployed on duty.

They are being specially trained in sniffing out transportation of explosive material, drug and weapons etc.

“We have made certain proposals for providing security to the Hyderabad metro rail. A meeting is scheduled to be held soon with the Chief Secretary along with other officials concerned to finalise these proposals,” said the Director General of Police Anurag Sharma. Chief Secretary SP Singh is also the Chairman of HMRL.

Road Safety and Railways DG, T Krishna Prasad, had earlier studied security cover to metro rails in various cities, prepared and submitted a Detailed Security Plan to the state government.

According to sources, the government had issued an order directing involvement of state police in providing security to HMRL. Considering the DG’s report, CCTV cameras, scanning machines and armed forces are to be deployed at strategic points.