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March 21, 2010

Delhi police to bring metro parking lots under CCTV cover

     New Delhi: The Delhi Police have decided to bring parking lots next to Delhi Metro stations under close circuit television (CCTV) surveillance The Delhi Police, which is responsible for the security outside the metro station, has also decided to bring hidden and obscure areas inside the building under CCTV surveillance. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is incharge of providing security inside Metro Stations. The decision in this regard was taken after a security audit of the modern transport system, which outlined certain vulnerable areas. The audit, conducted by a joint team of central security agencies and the Delhi Police, found that parking lots next to big and vital metro station complexes like Connaught Place , Patel Chowk , Karol Bagh should be brought under the CCTV cameras surveillance According to the Delhi Police, areas behind bend of a wall, areas in front of lifts will also be covered by the CCTV cameras. It is estimated that over 600 CCTV cameras might be needed to secure the areas identified at 82 operational stations. In case an unauthorised ctivity is detected by the cameras, the Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) stationed outside the stations could be informed to meet any exigency.
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