Metro Railway is going to strengthen its security arrangements at Esplanade, Park Street, Maidan, Rabindra Sadan and Dum Dum Metro stations on Christmas i.e. on 25.12.2023. At these stations, well-trained RPF personnel will be deployed at all entry and exit gates. Metro RPF will arrange extra deployment of personnel in these stations in order to manage anticipated huge rush as well as ensure hassle-free journey of passengers on that day.
Adequate lady RPF officer and staff will be deployed at Park Street station to ensure safety and security of ladies and children. One Special Team consisting of one Sub-Inspector/Assistant Sub-Inspector and four staff including two lady staff will remain present at Park Street, Maidan and Esplanade Metro stations on 25th December. This team will remain in readiness to tackle any emergency. In order to ensure real time situation adequate staff will be posted at Central Control of North-South Metro.
Another Special Team consisting of one officer and four staff will be deployed at Park Street Metro station on the day to manage the rush. Adequate number of RPF staff will be deployed in Park Street, Maidan and Esplanade Metro stations to provide proper guidance to the commuters.Anti-sabotage checking will also be done at these stations.
It is to be noted that in last year 75,826 footfalls were recorded at Esplanade, 68,042 at Park Street and 50,193 at Maidan on Chrisrtmas. Keeping that surge of passenger in mind, adequate number of Tokens and Smart Cards will be available at all Ticket Counters of these stations. Adequate number of Ticket Counters will be opened at Park Street, Maidan and Esplanade stations on that day.
Kausik Mitra,Chief Public Relations Officer,Metro Railway stated this in a press release.