Blast in Chennai: Security beefed up at Mysore railway station

Blast in Chennai: Security beefed up at Mysore railway station

Both Railway Protection Force and Govt Railway Police personnel were deployed

Following the twin blasts at Chennai railway station on Thursday, security has been beefed up at the railway station in the city.

In addition to the permanent security arrangements in place, both Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) will be frisking passengers on departure and arrival with hand held metal detectors. Also, luggages of passengers will be checked in random. For the time being, all trains will be inspected for suspicious objects if any, with the help of a sniffer dog belonging to the railway force. The city police have also spared a sniffer dog as an additional measure.

The railway personnel have been told to make adequate use of public address system to enable passengers to keep an eye on suspicious activities if any, and alert the authorities concerned.

A railway officer on condition of anonymity told Deccan Herald that around 30 police personnel had been deputed on station duty alone. Door framed metal detectors have also been installed at the entry and exit points at platforms one and six. CCTV cameras have already been installed as an upgraded security measure.

As soon as the blast at Chennai station was reported in the media, Divisional Security Commissioner, South Western Railway (SWR), Mysore division, Channamallikarjuna, Assistant Security Commissioner Ramakrishnappa took stock of the security arrangements in place.