New Delhi: Certain metro stations in Delhi will now have a double frisking system at the entry points which has been introduced by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as well as extensive deployment in view of the enhanced vigil for the upcoming Independence day celebrations.
To ensure the safety of the people, passengers entering the metro premises are to be being frisked two times by the CISF personnel.
“We have started double frisking of passengers entering Delhi metro from today onwards ahead of Independence Day. We adopt similar security measures before Independence Day and Republic Day every year,” CISF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Jitender Rana told ANI.
Besides it, the DIG said, “the additional deployment has been made at some specific points and we are focusing on extensive deployment at important metro stations for double frisking and checking of commuters taking the rapid rail transport system in the national capital which witnesses over 24 lakh footfalls every day”.
As per CISF assessment based on intelligence inputs, the paramilitary wings personnel are mainly directed to keep the focus on “interchange metro stations and those which come under sensitive areas”, said the officer.
“CISF personnels have been deployed in plain clothes at various stations and we are in constant touch with Delhi Police to ensure full-proof security,” Rana was quoted as saying.
He said the stations are selected based on the threat profile, additional security measures have been deployed by positioning additional personnel who would first frisk a passenger before entering the door frame metal detector (DFMD).
“A passenger would be again frisked by the second security personnel after he or she crosses the DFMD,” said the officer.
There are also armed commandos and quick reaction teams who will be conducting frequent patrols at some specific stations, even as the overall security paraphernalia has been beefed up.