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831 CISF women personnel deployed in Delhi Metro: Govt

New Delhi :A total of 831 women CISF personnel have been deployed in the Delhi Metro to help and assist female passengers, the Parliament was informed today.

“At present 831 women CISF personnel are deployed to help women commuters (in Delhi Metro). Frisking of women passengers is done by women CISF personnel,” Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has deployed male and female staff at various Metro stations for de-boarding male passengers found to be travelling in coaches reserved for ladies, he said.

The force, Chaudhary said, has “deployed female staff trained in unarmed close quarter combat for assisting female metro commuters.”

The Minister added there was “no input indicating that any station of Delhi Metro is unsafe for women.”

In a separate reply, Chaudhary said 488 vital installations, at present, belonging to atomic space, defence, ports, oil and natural gas, power among others are under security audit purview of intelligence and security agencies.

“Most of these installations have proper security arrangements in terms of physical security, access control and anti-sabotage checking mechanism. Sophisticated technical gadgets are available for anti-sabotage checks,” he said.