Telangana Chief Secretary S P Singh on Tuesday held meetings with the officials concerned on the issues of security for the Hyderabad Metro.
The CS emphasized that the security arrangements at the metro stations and other installations must be of high standard, with high reliance on technology and sophisticated gadgets.
After a series of brainstorming sessions on the security issue, DGP Mahender Reddy, DGP (Road Safety) T Krishna Prasad and HMRL MD N V S Reddy came on a decision that a total of 2,078 police personnel - including officers, home guards, SPOs and private security guards - would be needed at the metro stations.
The force would comprise a DCP, an ADCP, two ACPs and four Inspectors at the supervisory level.
Apart from the main metro security office in Metro Rail Bhavan, two Metro Rail police stations would be set up at the Ameerpet and Parade Grounds interchange stations.
The metro security wing will be systematically built into a well-organized unit which will include armed components including Quick Response Teams (QRTs), bomb disposal squads, dog squads etc.
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