Passengers travelling in metro will not be allowed to cover their face by Surgical masks , mufflers or duppatta . And more security will be given to rapid rail network. Security will be increased in more than 2 dozens stations.
In the wake of a daring heist at the Rajinder Place station yesterday where two unidentified men stormed the control room and looted around Rs. 12 lakh cash, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has issued a set of fresh instructions dis-allowing covering of the face by travellers using any kind of cloth or cover like surgical masks, mufflers, ‘dupatta’ or anti-pollution caps.
The two men yesterday were captured in CCTV camera were also wearing masks in entry and exit time at the station. “Only terminally ill or serious patients will be allowed to cover their faces using a mask or cover.Other people who uses mask or any other thing to protect themselves from heat or pollution will have to remove mask at the entry and exit time at the station.
At a number of stations, the height of the glass partition is also gradually being increased to about 6 feet so that no exchange of goods take place even as the force is deploying its personnel in ‘mufti’ as spotters to keep an eye on miscreants active in these areas.
Close to 5,000 CISF men and women are deployed to secure the stations operational in the national capital and its neighbouring cities of Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon.