Preparedness against Terrorism - Addl Inputs

Below are your inputs on what can be done to better prepare trains and stations for threat of terrorism. Kindly review and if you have any additional specific recommendations, please share the same. We will be sharing this shortly with Minister, Railways and our leadership team.

Reducing Vulnerability of Railways to Terrorism in the Short Term

1. Only passengers with tickets should be allowed entry into the station
Existing railways employees should be trained and re-deployed for ensuring authorized access to station and platform
2. Bags should be properly screened before entering the station
Checking of the luggage should be outsourced to a private agency which is trained like airports
3. It should be ensured that all installed CCTV cameras are functioning and being manned
4. The doors of the train should be kept locked while the train is moving or has stopped somewhere other than the station
5. Parking shall be located away from the station structure and separated by physical barriers
6. All vehicles entering the station premises should pass through an automatic vehicle scanner installed underground at vehicle entry points and connected to central control room for monitoring
7. Vehicular access to station operation area should be limited to the drop off points and parking in specific areas should not be permitted at all
8. All station entrances, pedestrian access ways that are adjacent to vehicular pathways, must be provided with tight security
9. A disaster response refresher should be done for station employees at all major stations
10. Emergency evacuation plans should be displayed across the station
11. Illegal vendors, beggars, rag pickers & illegal coolies should not be allowed neither in the train nor at railway platform
12. Regular mock drills should be carried out across the stations
13. Train operator should have CCTV at important points with good communication with vigilant RPF or equivalents. more  

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Alertness and follow up safty measure will help. more  
This is an very important issue. I strongly support in favor sated points against sl no's : 1,2,3. I also suggest more that more security persons with their commander to deployed in terrorist infested location/ stations especially during bandh. On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 11:42 AM, Ministry Of Railways < support@localcirclesmail.com> wrote: > more  
Dear Sir, According to me checking at the gate for ticket or screening of baggage may not be a solution to reduced terrorism. It should be rather tit for tat. We can deploy detectives or their agents. An ordinary passenger may know who can be the suspect, but will never open his mouth to speak to a railway or punishing authority. A passenger may speak to a co-passengers if he / is convinced that next proceeding may not go against him / her. Otherwise, a provision may be made where the passenger speaks out in camera, when repercussions would not directly or indirectly hit them. But police or railway officials have lost their faith, hence a detective agency is suggested. Sent from my iPad > On 10-Oct-2016, at 07:01, Ministry Of Railways wrote: > > > Find this email inappropriate - Unsubscribe > LocalCircles is now available on iOS and Android. > > Ministry Of Railways > Ministry Of Railways posted a message in "Make Railways Better". > Subject: Preparedness against Terrorism - Addl Inputs. > Below are your inputs on what can be done to better prepare trains and stations for threat of terrorism. Kindly review and if you have any additional specific recommendations, please share the same. We will be sharing this shortly with Minister, Railways and our leadership team. > > Reducing Vulnerability of Railways to Terrorism in the Short Term > > 1. Only passengers with tickets should be allowed entry into the station > Existing railways employees should be trained and re-deployed for ensuring authorized access to station and platform > 2. Bags should be properly screened before entering the station > Checking of the luggage should be more... > Reply Reply to this email to post a comment. > > If you believe that this post is inappropriate for this Circle, report it. > This email was sent to mnbapat@gmail.com. If you don't want to receive emails from LocalCircles in future, please Unsubscribe. > LocalCircles, Inc., 1556 Halford Ave., Suite 290, Santa Clara, CA USA 95051. > 2413, 4th Floor, Tower 2, Express Trade Towers 2, Sector 132, Noida, 201301.Privacy Policy. > more  
In the Indian milieu it is not possible to implement the suggestion to allow only passengers with tickets to enter the railway station. Elderly, handicapped citizens and those travelling with young children need helpers and this is why platform tickets are introduced. Maybe platform tickets can be dispensed against ID cards like PAN card and Aadhar Card. At Central Station in Chennai screening of passengers and luggage was tried and failed. It caused severe anxiety among the travelling public as the crowd was unmanageable and staff inadequate to handle the rush. People feared they would miss their trains. India's vastness and accessibility of railway wagons in places apart from railway stations make security very challenging. It behoves every citizen to be vigilant while travelling. Often I find co-passengers leave the bogie doors open and do not lock them or even the first class compartment doors when they leave at their station or for an errand. If we were concerned about our personal safety we would ask the other co-travellers to lock the doors after us. While using the suburban train in Mumbai I would scan the luggage rack and ensure that there was no unclaimed parcel/bag upon entering the compartment. Similarly in any bank, post office etc. if I see any unattended bag I immediately check for the owner. In a country like Israel, any unattended bag is immediately set upon by the security force and destroyed. Some years ago the security guards of PMO (during the late Rajiv Gandhi's time as PM) were careless while opening and checking my handbag and one of them shook my water bottle exclaiming "Paani,paani". Whereas in Atlanta airport, USA, the security officer carefully unscrewed the cap and sniffed the contents before returning it to me. In 1983, I tried to convey that borders should be secured against terrorism by fences and also a sand belt which is examined carefully every morning for footprints as in Israel. If footprints indicate infiltration in the night high alert attempts are made to apprehend the infiltrator before any damage is done. At the time there was skepticism in view of our very long border and also prejudiced views of our administrators against Israel. Citizens' personal involvement and training of staff everywhere to be security consious is the need of the hour. L.Kalavathi Retd. Bank Official Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. 14th October 2016 more  
They generally take a chance during heavy rush or at night time.So take more precautions during their favorite time. Installed more cctv camera. more  
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