Chennai Metro Rail Stations to get State Police Security Cover

Security arrangements for the Chennai Metro Rail, will in all likelihood, be taken over by the State police with private security guards, who are currently overseeing the security, complementing them  for screening baggage. Police sources said discussions to this effect are at a rudimentary stage, while another senior police official agreeing with this said they were actually discussing what force should be posted at Metro Railway stations. “It has been made clear that the security at the stations will be taken over by the state police. We have expressed our concern on the current security. We have also pointed out additional security arrangements to be made at some key locations”, he said.

CMRL officials have informed the state police that CMRL will monitor the CCTV cameras installed in stations exclusively from their control centre with an assurance that they will share footage as and when required by the state police. The State Police Chief Ashok Kumar, ADGP L&O TK Rajendran, IGP-Intelligence P Kannappan, and City Police Commissioner, S George, accompanied by  Metro Rail officials took a ride on the Metro on Saturday afternoon in order to inspect the security arrangements. Comparing the proposed security arrangements for CMRL with other metro rail transportation in other cities, the security of Bengaluru Metro Rail is vested with Bengaluru City Police and the Jaipur Metro Rail security is entrusted with the Rajasthan Police.