Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath has written the letter to the Centre, for the CISF security for the Lucknow Metro. In his written letter he mentions about the Aqua Metro which is soon to be launch, connecting Noida and Greater Noida.
Recently the CISF has also conducted a security survey and audit of the residence of the UP CM. Union Home Ministry sources said that the request from the UP government is being processed, and a proposal from CISF on the security infrastructure and the management has already been received, sources said.
A senior officer said that the CISF recently carried out a security survey of the Lucknow Metro and the Noida-Greater Noida Metro along with the UP Police, and based on the survey, the proposal has been prepared and sent to the MHA. After MHA approves it, units will be earmarked and sent to take charge of the security of the twin metros.
The recent survey was done to analyses the security infrastructure required like door-frame metal detectors at the two Metro networks, barricading system, CCTV coverage, X-Ray scanners, number of personnel and other gadgets needed for scanning and frisking.
At the time when the UP government initially decided to provide state police security to the Lucknow Metro, the state police were trained by the CISF. In the last year only, the CISF trained 400 personnel of the PAC for handle frisking, scanning, and maintenance of dog squads from the Lucknow Metro security.
The CISF had also carried out security audit and consultancy for the Lucknow Metro. The trial run for the maiden Metro project in UP was done in 2016 by former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on the 8.5-km track between Transport Nagar depot and Charbagh station. It became operational last year. The force is already being made the nodal agency for VIP security, with the government planning to take CRPF off VIP security duties. CISF currently has over 70 VIPs under its protection, official sources said