NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has taken a decision to install new highly advanced baggage scanners at metro stations. The decision has being taken to enhance the safety at metro stations which will also provide security to passengers. These advanced bag scanners will provide extra safety and security to passengers with their advanced features.
According to DMRC, it will be more convenient for passengers to lift and put heavy items for scanning. In phase-1 34 new high-tech baggage scanners have already been installed at interchanging stations that record, high traffic, such as AIIMS, Huda City Centre, Kashmere Gate, Rajouri Garden, Vishwavidyalaya, Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Palam, and Noida Sector-18 etc. 250 more such scanners will be installed across all Delhi Metro stations, the officials said.
As per DMRC officials, the new baggage scanners can scan 550 bags per hour whereas the old scanners could only scan 350 bags in an hour. Therefore it will help in faster baggage clearance. The officials also informed that the speed of the conveyor belt for the new baggage scanners has been increased from 18 cm per second to 30 cm per second, which will reduce the heavy passenger rush at checking points during peak hours.
The new baggage scanners come with better X-ray penetration of up to 35mm thick steel plates which will help in improving security surveillance systems at entry points of metro stations. Any kind of explosives or arms threat will be easily recognizable by the CISF on the large monitors with high-resolution images.
The new machines will also have an inclined input/output conveyor belt system with continuous audio-visual monitoring. The scanners will have 360 degrees camera installed above it that will prevent theft and arguments between commuters, security staff or others. The baggage scanning machines include supporting features like charging ports for wireless sets, hand-held metal detectors, etc., provisions of water bottle hanger, multi-utility movable rack for placing uniforms and other essential items, the officials said. Presently there are 400 X-BIS machines installed at Delhi metro stations.