Police Prioritise Safety at Railway Station
In the wake of the Chennai blasts, the state police have decided to enhance security at the central railway station. Senior officials from the railway and state police forces met at the state police head quarters on Nrupathunga Road on Tuesday and the meeting will continue on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) has called for a meeting on strengthening the railway police force on Friday.
The general railway police force at Bangalore railway station consists of only 20 personnel. The station has 10 platforms and the police have to man the entire station spread across 2.5 km.
A senior official said of 100 CCTV cameras, only 40 are attached to the integrated security system while the rest of the cameras are yet to be connected.
“There is a proposal to increase the strength of both government railway police and the railway protection force”, the official said.
ADGP (law and order) M N Reddi told Express that the talks also discussed exchange of information on criminals across the state and the methods of crime.