Rail­ways steps up se­cu­rity mea­sures at Panvel sta­tion

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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