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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.

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Sub: Soon, only passengers can enter railway platforms !

Good idea.

Posted by Dr. Cajetan Coelho

Sub: Plan wont make sense.

I feel the railway ministry's plan of allowing only bonafide passengers on railway stations wont make sense. If someone wants to plants a bomb, vandalise ...

Posted by Darius Buhariwala

Sub: Railway security to get stricter

Only bonafied passenger will enter the station will not solve the problem of terrisom. B'coz a milliant can have a bonafied ticket and can enter ...

Posted by T Chakraborty

Sub: Railway security

why If some thing happens, then only railway thinks of good ideas. The concerned authorities may kindly think over nice ideas for the betterment of ...

Posted by S.Radhakrishnan



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