**Bhubaneswar:** The 3rd State Level Security Committee For Railways (SLSCR) was held in the DGP Campus Office in Bhubaneswar in which action plans regarding safety of rail passengers especially in Mao-hit areas were discussed.
The main objective of this meeting was to ensure co-ordination between the Railway Protection Force (RPF) amd Government Railway Police (GRP). The main points of discussion were law and order, passenger security, infrastructure development, and how to properly follow the Standard Operating Procedure(SOP) in naxal operating areas.
“There has been a proposal to install CCTV cameras in every railway station and train for the safety and security of the railway passengers. It will be implemented very soon. A proposal for augmentation of strength in GRP Odisha has already been sent to the Government for the safety and security of railway passenger and railway properties,” informed Railway Police ADG Pranabindu Acharya.
The tunnels, bridges on which there are tracks will be properly guarded and regularly patrolled. The proper channelization of intelligence sharing between GRP and RPF, were some of the major issues discussed.
DGP RP Sharma informed, “The anti sabotage measures and sharing of intelligence were discussed. In the naxal affected areas, there is no big problem in recent past, but there are certain measures in place which the RPF is ensuring and we emphasize that enough intel sharing regarding the railway lines in naxal affected areas.”
“In the last meeting it was decided that whenever there is rasta roka, it causes inconvenience not only to the passengers of that particular train but also to the following trains which gets delayed by it. So cases are being now registered by RPF as they are now empowered to do so,” he further enlightened.
A second scanner will be soon set up at the Bhubaneswar and Cuttack stations as there are two points of entry and exit.
The senior divisional commissioners of the three railway divisions functioning in Odisha,(East Coast Railways, South East Central and South East Railways), the State Intelligence Bureau officials, etc were present in the meeting.