MoS (Home) Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary visits Delhi Metro



MoS (Home) Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary visits Delhi Metro 

Minister takes stock of the security preparedness 

The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary today visited the Delhi Metro and took stock of the security preparedness of the Delhi Metro system besides visiting the Maintenance Workshop and Training Institute at Shastri Park Depot. 

In his half day visit to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the Minister, accompanied by Dr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC visited the Patel Chowk Metro station after which he travelled by the Metro train upto Shastri Park via Kashmere Gate Metro station during which he was shown and briefed about the safety and security related features available in the Metro trains. At Kashmere Gate, he inspected the security arrangements in place for the interchange of passengers from Line-2 to Line-1 and vice versa. At Shastri Park, he visited the Operation Control Centre (OCC) and Security Control Room. He was apprised about the overall operational control and security management of the Metro network by Dr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC. 

The Minister reposed trust and satisfaction about the overall handling of the operations and security of such a vast system which carries around 2.6 million passengers daily. 

The Minister also visited the Shastri Park Depot to see the workshop/ maintenance practices and facilities available at the Training Institute for grooming professionals not only for the Delhi Metro but also for the other upcoming Metros in the country. 

DMRC has got a very safe and sound security arrangement in place at all its Metro stations and depots. There are dog squads and bomb disposal teams, which swung into action anytime there is a safety and security alarm/concern. Entry of passengers is facilitated through advanced door frame metal detectors (DFMDs) on the Metro System and baggage scanners are used to scan luggage automatically, thus ensuring that no untoward incident or security breach takes place. Security of the Metro premises is handled by the CISF personnel whereas, to tackle law and order situation, Delhi Police too have set up its own police stations spread across the network. Alongwith CISF and Delhi Police, DMRC always strives to provide the most safe and secure transportation system to its citizens. 

DMRC on its own also regularly conducts Mock drills at Metro premises to check preparedness to tackle different situations. A number of mock drills are conducted by the Delhi Metro on a periodic basis in which scenarios such as terrorist attacks, evacuation from trains and stations, derailment and fire are simulated. In addition, DMRC has provided CCTVs at all stations and most of the trains as a security measure. 

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Extension of time period of the Scheme “Special Industry Initiative for J&K” Udaan 

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for extension of time period of the Scheme “Special Industry Initiative for J&K” (SII J&K) Udaan till 2019-20. Initially the time period of Udaan was upto 2015-16. 

Udaan provides exposure to the youth of J&K to the best of corporate India and corporate India to the rich talent pool available in the State. So far, 67 leading corporates have partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under UDAAN with a commitment to train youth from the State covering Organized Retail, Banking, Financial Services, IT, ITES, Infrastructure, Hospitality etc. More than 19,000 candidates have been selected, more than 15,000 have joined training, out of them, 8700 candidates have completed training and 6,838 have been offered jobs. It is expected that the target of the Scheme, to train and enhance employability of 40,000 graduates, post graduates and three year engineering diploma holders, will be achieved by 2019-20. To accelerate the pace of implementation, mega selection drives have been introduced, in which around 8-10 corporates participate in a drive. It has significantly improved the number of selections. 67 mega selection drives have been held so far covering all districts of the state. 

Udaan is a national integration scheme with the goal to mainstream J&K youth with rest of the country. The scheme not only provides skill enhancement and job opportunity but also leads to counter – radicalization and weaning away youth of J&K from militancy. 

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