Let RPF secure, manage new metro stations across country: Railways proposal
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Let RPF secure, manage new metro stations across country: Railways proposal

Railways has proposed that RPF be given the responsibility of securing the premises of all upcoming metro stations in the country, a senior official said. The railway board has written to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs saying that the Railway Protection Force (RPF) which is already guarding the Kolkata Metro be made in charge of security for the new metros in Lucknow, Nagpur, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore, Bhopal and Hyderabad. Having a single dedicated force for the Metro Railway is advantageous since the staff can be trained in the safety and security requirements of the metro. The RPF has specialised training because it is already securing sub-urban stations for years, said a senior official. The official also pointed out that the move will also be cost effective. Presently, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) charges Rs 1.84 lakh annually per jawan for securing metro premises, while the RPF charges only Rs 78,000 per jawan yearly. Also, as the ..

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