Delhi and Mumbai airports get additional CISF men

Delhi and Mumbai airports get additional CISF men

Currently, both the airports have a combined strength of around 4,300 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) men. While the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport will have 289 new posts in the ranks of constables, sub-inspectors and inspectors, the Mumbai International Airport will have 518 additional CISF personnel. The new strength will also be used to secure the vicinity of these airports as anti-sabotage measures and in view of heightened terror threats.

The strength of the security men drawn from the CISF has also been enhanced at the Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power project in Haryana (126 posts) and Ratnagiri Gas and Power Limited in Maharashtra (231 posts). The Aurangabad airport has also been granted additional 55 posts of security men. The new sanction has been made to create various posts which were essential as per necessary security requirements, sources said, adding that the deployment will happen in a phased manner soon.

The power ministry had recently said all its projects in the country face increasing terror threats and the CISF would provide security cover to all its plants in the next three to five years. Out of 300 power plants in the country, 90 are still to get CISF security cover.

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