Ensure safety, security of people: DGP

Dilbag Singh chairs 2nd J&K-level security committee meet of railways
Ensure safety, security of people: DGP
The DGP impressed upon the officers to make optimum use of the technology for the security of the users, officials of the railways, and also for the hassle-free services to the passengers.Special arrangement

Jammu: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh Tuesday expressed his satisfaction over the coordination between Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) and other departments and impressed upon the officers that best of partnership and performance by the agencies guarding the railways should be ensured on the ground for the safety and security of the people.

Chairing the second J&K-level security committee meet of the railways to review the security of the railways in J&K at Police Headquarters here, Singh said that in the future security issues about the safety of railways would be more important as more and more stations would get connected and more and more people would use the services for travel and freight.

He said there had been some elements in the past that were involved in damaging the property of the railways.

However, he said that such incidents had gone down considerably.

The DGP impressed upon the officers to make optimum use of the technology for the security of the users, officials of the railways, and also for the hassle-free services to the passengers.

The meeting was attended via video conferencing by Special DG CID R R Swain and Principal Chief Security Commissioner and IGP RPF Headquarters S N Pandey while ADGP Railways J&K Sunil Kumar who also conducted the proceedings of the meeting and Commandant RPF Ferozepur Division Rajnish attended the meeting at the conference hall of the Police Headquarters here.

The meeting started with a discussion on the Action Taken Report (ATR) on the agenda points of the last meeting which included a joint security audit of vital installation, experimental running of glass top rail bogies, and availability of X-ray baggage scanners for their optimum utilisation.

During the meeting ATR on the installation of CCTV cameras was also discussed and the committee was informed that 235 CCTV cameras were installed at 12 railway stations besides there was a need for more at some stations.

Strengthening of manpower, deployment of dog squads, and improving infrastructure for the officers and officials of RPF and GRP was also discussed.