हैदराबाद Hyderabad (HYD): The upcoming Hyderabad Metro Rail will be protected with high quality security arrangements similar to the airports, including the access controlled passenger entry with baggage scanning at all the metro stations.
A coordination committee comprising of the representatives of Hyderabad and Cyberabad police commissionerates, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMR), a government entity overseeing the project implementation and the L&T Metrorail, the project concessionaire has been set up to finalise these security arrangements on Wednesday.
According to HMR managing director N V S Reddy, the security plan includes installation of CCTVs, sensors and alarms for monitoring of unmanned areas, checking and frisking of passengers at concourse gates, installation of intrusion detection systems, onboard surveillance through video recording in trains and anti-sabotage checking measures among other things.
The meeting held with top police officials has also discussed the security measures parking and circulation areas, viaduct and track, trains depot areas, vital installations and machinery and operations control center as well, he said in a statement. The security arrangements are being finalised in consultation with the Hyderabad and Cyberabad police with guidance from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, according to him.
It may be recalled that the first 8-km stretch of the Hyderabad Metro Rail is scheduled to be operational by April, 2015 while the entire project is expected to be completed in 2 years thereafter. The L&T had started the construction of the project in 2012 with a plan to complete it in five years.