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Police & Railways combined to make strategy to undertake Maoist threat | Kolkata West Bengal

Police & Railways combined to make strategy to undertake Maoist threat

Posted on Friday, May 7th, 2010 and is filed under India, Kolkata, News, West Bengal. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Kolkata, 6th May: Police and railway authorities today discussed here a joint strategy to counter Maoist threat and measures to improve passengers’ security.

The high-level co-ordination meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Eastern Railway general manager V N Tripathi which was also attended by a number of senior police and railway officials.

The meeting discussed at length implementation of the seven-point joint resolution adopted during the meeting with the Home Secretaries of different states in New Delhi.

It also hammered out modalities to tackle ‘place of occurrence’ in case of explosion or sabotage of railway track during Maoist attacks and ways and means for rescue and relief operation besides early restoration of the damaged place.

Escorting trains in inter-state border areas and steps to combat drugging and other offences were also deliberated upon at the meeting which also discussed security of passengers in the city’s underground Metro Railway.

The meeting also emphasised on modernisation of forces with state-of-the-art security gadgets and surveillance as well as the need for access control equipment to face any eventuality.

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