n18
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |
Photo: PTI

To ensure safety of women on Delhi Metro, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has decided to increase the number of its women personnel to 25 per cent of its total deployment.

The decision comes after the Central government recently announced that police stations in the national capital will have more women staff.

"We have decided to enhance the number of our women personnel and take their strength to 25 per cent of our total deployment in the Delhi Metro. The exercise is on," CISF chief Rajiv told PTI.

The Director General (DG) said the women personnel will be deployed to patrol Metro trains, conduct special checks and carry out frisking duties.

"We can increase the number of women personnel in Delhi Metro upto a limit as their duties are designated. But still, we will be able to enhance their numbers to a satisfactory level in a phased manner," the DG said.

At present, close to 5,000 CISF personnel guard the Delhi Metro network and about 800 of them are women personnel who render a variety of security duties.

Earlier this month, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had said that two women sub-inspectors and 10 women constables will be posted in each of the 166 police stations in the national capital.

The CISF, according to the DG, has also asked Delhi Metro authorities to give its personnel access in certain control rooms on Metro stations for better control and security of stations.

Some stations in the Phase-I project of the Metro will also have more CCTVs in vulnerable areas. The CISF had recently issued fresh directives for enhanced deployment of uniformed and plainclothes women and men personnel in late night metro trains.

The instructions were issued in the wake of the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in the national capital last month.

Tag : #Delhi Metro #Delhi Police #Delhi Gangrape

France's Hollande says Assad no ally in fight against Islamic State

from firstpost

France's Hollande says Assad no ally in fight against Islamic State

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should get more Western support but ruled out seeing Syrian P...


Hamas leader says Gaza only "milestone to reaching our objective"

from firstpost

Hamas leader says Gaza only "milestone to reaching our objective"

DOHA (Reuters) - Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, the group's overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding the latest Gaza conflict was only "a miles...

Hamas leader says Gaza only a "milestone to reaching our objective"

from firstpost

Hamas leader says Gaza only a "milestone to reaching our objective"

DOHA (Reuters) - Hamas will not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands are met, the group's overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding that the latest conflict over Gaza...

All India Bar Association opposes Katju's views on CJI appointment

from firstpost

All India Bar Association opposes Katju's views on CJI appointment

New Delhi: The All India Bar Association today brought to President Pranab Mukherjee's attention its"deep anguish" on views of Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju that the Chief ...

Nawaz Sharif ready to face murder charges, Tahir-ul-Qadri rejects offer

from firstpost

Nawaz Sharif ready to face murder charges, Tahir-ul-Qadri rejects offer

Islamabad: In a bid to defuse Pakistan's political crisis, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today agreed toface a case of murder of 14 supporters of cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri who rejected it saying terror char...

Rape charges against his son may tarnish Gowda's squeaky clean image

from firstpost

Rape charges against his son may tarnish Gowda's squeaky clean image

By Aravind S KamalBangalore: Till Wednesday, Union Railways Minister and former chief minister of Karnataka, DV Sadananda Gowda, had a squeaky clean reputation in public life. His sons alleged indiscr...

Union minister makes aerial survey of flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh

from firstpost

Union minister makes aerial survey of flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Arunachal Pradesh today.Rijiju covered West Siang, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley...