Additional security was deployed at the city’s railway station and international airport in the wake of the terrorist attack at Pathankot.
According to police officials, the security was reviewed and the vigil was increased at the Chandigarh railway station. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) cancelled holidays of its men till January 26.
A senior RPF officer said that after the attack, more number of personnel had been brought to the station. “We are deploying more security at the station after the attack,” an official told Chandigarh Newsline.
Superintendent, Government Railway Police, Ambala, Rakesh Kumar Arya said that they had deployed anti-terrorist teams with bullet-proof jackets and long-range weapons at Ambala and Chandigarh railway stations.
“We have deputed anti-terrorist teams and quick reaction teams at both the stations. We have also issued a general alert and asked our men to conduct surprise checks in the parking area, inside trains and at the railway stations,” he said.
While a meeting of the RPF was held on Sunday to review the security situation at the railways stations, the officials said that the GRP and RPF were constantly keeping a vigil at the railway station.
“We don’t want to take any chances,” said an RPF official. “Our men are keeping a tight vigil inside the station. We are checking the trains with the help of sniffer dogs.”
On Sunday, Chandigarh Newsline had reported how the railway station lacked adequate security arrangements. A day after, two metal frame detectors on the Chandigarh side that were not functional started functioning.
At the international airport, the security was increased as well. Sunil Dutt, CEO, Chandigarh International Airport, said that the airport authorities had enhanced the security measures. “We have received directions from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, following which the security measures were increased,” he said, adding that an alert had been sounded across the country.
At the international airport, the security was increased as well. Sunil Dutt, CEO, Chandigarh International Airport, said that the airport authorities had enhanced the security measures. “We have received directions from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security,” he said
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