Centre okays deployment of 5,000 more CISF troops in Delhi Metro
Centre okays deployment of 5,000 more CISF troops in Delhi Metro
Praveen Dwivedi
Centre okays deployment of 5,000 more CISF troops in Delhi Metro
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Centre okays deployment of 5,000 more CISF troops in Delhi Metro

To increase the security of passengers commuting in the Delhi Metro, an estimate of 5,000 additional CISF personnel will be deployed.

A senior official with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) talking to City Spidey also confirmed that the proposal to enhance security has been given nod from the Centre.  

DMRC claimed that with the addition of this approved personnel, Delhi Metro's security cover, beefed up by CISF, will be most effective in comparison to any other metro across the country.

As per DMRC's data, at present, nearly 9,000 CISF personnel are deployed to ensure security at 270 stations, including Noida and Ghaziabad.

The Centre had given in-principle approval last year. However, final approval has come recently.

"With the addition of approved strength of security personnel, Delhi Metro will become the third largest security at transport systems following Delhi and Mumbai airports," DMRC official said.