RPF, RPSF urging Centre for more powers :DGP

RPF, RPSF urging Centre for more powers :DGP
Tiruchirapalli : Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) were continuously urging the Centre to give them more powers, including investigative powers, in order to enhance the security measures to the properties of the Indian Railways as well the travelling public, Director General of Police (DGP), RPF/RPSF, Ranjit Sinha said.
Addressing ‘Dikshant’ parade of 81st batch of RPF/RPSF recruits here today, Mr Sinha hoped that they would get adequate powers soon.
He said thanks to the sixth Pay Commission recommendations, the members of RPF/RPSF force were going to benefit to a larger extent which would enhance the efficiency of these two forces.
Later, addressing a press conference, Mr Sinha said after the recent terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26 last, security measures had been enhanced further inside and outside the railway network areas.
Stating that Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee also was very keen to enhance the security measures of the Indian Railway system, he said it was planned to introduce Integrated Security Scheme (ISS) in all the Indian Railway stations for which the railway stations had been divided into three categories.
Under first category, ISS would be introduced at important railway stations in the four metropolitan cities besides cities like Bangalore and Hyderabad.
In category two, the ISS would be introduced at important railway stations in tier two cities and remaining railway stations would be covered under ISS in third category, he added. He said the Centre had earmarked a sum of Rs 350 crore to introduce ISS in 140 important railway stations at all the metros and the important cities of the country for the current year. The works under ISS had already commenced by ordering the equipment like Luggage Scanner, Bomb Detection
Device and Close Circuit Television, he added.

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