AGRA (Metro Rail News): The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force, formed under the guidance of the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Yogi Adityanath, will be responsible for the security of Agra Metro. In this regard, the Additional Director General of Police, Mr. L. V. Antony Dev Kumar, from the Special Security Force, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, conducted an inspection of the Agra Metro Rail Project. During the visit, the Project Director of Agra Metro, Mr. Arvind Kumar Rai, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (City), Mr. Suraj Kumar Rai, the Commandant of the 4th Battalion of the SSSF, Mr. Amit Kumar, and Assistant Commissioner of Police (Sadar), Ms. Archana Singh, along with other officials were present.
The Director-General of Police, Mr. L. V. Antony Dev Kumar, held a meeting with the officials of Agra Metro to discuss various aspects related to Metro security. After that, he inspected the Agra Metro Rail Project, including the elevated and underground sections. During this visit, the Project Director of Agra Metro, Mr. Arvind Kumar Rai, briefed the Director-General of Police, Mr. L. V. Antony Dev Kumar, about various aspects related to Agra Metro.
It is worth mentioning that, similar to Lucknow and Kanpur Metro, CCTV cameras will be installed in all stations and trains of Agra Metro for surveillance. There will be no area in the premises and stations of Agra Metro that will not be covered by CCTV cameras. Additionally, special attention will be given to women’s safety at all Agra Metro stations by deploying female security personnel and housekeeping staff.
It is noteworthy that in September 2020, the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Yogi Adityanath, established the UPSSF (Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force) for the security of courts, prominent religious places, metro projects, and various institutions. The headquarters of the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Security Force is located in the capital city, Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh government has formed battalions of UPSSF in Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Mathura, and Saharanpur, and appointed a commandant for each of them.