Railways steps up security measures at Panvel station
MUMBAI: Railway authorities have upgraded security at Panvel station premises by installing a hitech scanners at the entrance of main line station.
Panvel has become an important junction between north and south regions, and a large number of commuters pass through the station on a daily basis.
These scanners will be used to screen bags and luggage carried by commuters. Authorities hope this will reduce the need for manual screening of bags. “Extra scanners were installed at Dadar terminus. As the passenger traffic reduced at Dadar, a scanning machine was shifted here. The scanners are very helpful for the railway protection force,” said a RPF official from Panvel.
The scanners do delay passengers who are in a hurry. So Pravasi Sangh, an organisation of railway commuters, has requested passengers to cooperate with the railway police to ensure better security.
Residents agree that such security measures are required at Panvel station. “It’s a good step taken by railway authorities to ensure the security of passengers. Number of commuters at Panvel has increased due to development in the area and Panvel’s connectivity to other parts of the city. We hope that this kind of machine will curb anti-social acitivites,” said Renith Raju, a resident of Panvel.
Scanners are part of new security measures at Panvel station, which sees a huge footfall on a daily basis.