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Soon, only passengers can enter railway platforms
July 29, 2006 17:15 IST
In the wake of the Mumbai blasts, the railway ministry has decided to introduce strict security measures in stations to ensure that only passengers enter railway platforms.
"After the Mumbai blasts, we are now introducing strict security measures at the stations. Only bona fide passengers will be allowed on the platforms. Seeing-off will have to take place outside," Railway Minister Lalu Prasad said while inaugurating the country's first multi-modal transport system at NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata.
Other measures include installation of close circuit televisions inside the stations for round-the-clock vigil, installation of metal detectors at all entry points and an increase in the dog squads to ensure better security check on carriage and railway property, he said.