Rail yards asked to host monthly NSG drills

In a letter sent to the divisional railways across the country,the Railway Board has reportedly asked all sections to allow the National Security Guard to conduct hostage search-and-rescue drills in rail yards once a month.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 16, 2012 12:52 am

In a letter sent to the divisional railways across the country,the Railway Board has reportedly asked all sections to allow the National Security Guard (NSG) to conduct hostage search-and-rescue drills in rail yards once a month. Sources said the letter states that the NSG must also be provided with an engine and three coaches when the drills take place.

A senior railway official said the NSG had been given permission to use the yard to prepare for the possibility of a strike or a hostage crisis on a train.”We have asked all divisions to allow the NSG to practise. The Western Railway has told the NSG that they can use a yard in Jogeshwari to conduct the drills. Other zones are expected to follow suit soon,” said a railway official here.

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