The Rail Bhavan, which houses the Railways Ministry, has been brought under the security cover of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to ensure enhanced protection for the national transporter’s headquarters. In a communication, the MHA said the Railway Protection Force troops continue to be deployed in Rail Bhavan but under the operational control of the MHA.
Access into the building will be regulated as per the MHA norms and the reception continues to be manned by the staff of the railway ministry but they will work under the operational control of the MHA, the communication said. Besides, the system of issue of visitor passes will be as per the MHA procedure, it said. A home ministry official said the step has been taken to ensure enhanced security for the Rail Bhavan.