Passengers evade X-Ray baggage scanner at Tatanagar, RPF to step up security

Jamshedpur No Comments on Passengers evade X-Ray baggage scanner at Tatanagar, RPF to step up security 127

Jamshedpur: The X-Ray baggage scanner which was installed at Tatanagar railway station a fortnght ago has failed to live up the purpose as the passengers are evading the scanner by entering into the station platforms through two additional entrances freely. There is no security system to compel all the passengers entering into the platform for getting their luggages scanned.

“I think it is just for fun that the passengers are using it. Moreover there are no security personnel. I got my luggage scanned out of curiosity,” said a, passenger who was proceeding to catch a Delhi-bound train this morning.

Another passenger, entered to the platform through an adjoining entrance to the one where the baggage scanner has been installed.

At present there are three entrances in the Tatanagar railway station — one at the entrance where the baggage scanner has been installed, another adjoining it and the third one through the railway foot-overbridge. Baggage scanner is covered by two CCTV cameras, the monitoring of which is done by Railway Protection Force personnel round the clock.

Inspector, RPF, Tatanagar, MK Singh admitted that most of the passengers are evading to get their luggages scanned at the X-Ray baggage scanner installed at the entrance. Singh said the entrance adjoining to the one where baggage scanner has been installed will be closed and the searching of luggages as well as frisking of the passengers will be increased at the footover bridge.

An official of a Noida-based company, Vehant Technologies Pvt Ltd has provided the luggage scanner said that it is a 5.5 metre-long and one metre wide machine having an overhead monitor. The deck where the luggage scanning will be carried out is 3.5 metre long and the remaining two metres will be rollers — one metre on either side.

According to the RPF inspector, though a large number of passengers carry luggage for catching their trains, they would not have to wait much at the luggage scanning machine as it only six seconds for luggage of one passenger. Railways decided to strengthen security measures in major railway stations. Installation of X-ray scanning machine was one of the measures.

An official of a Noida-based company, Vehant Technologies Pvt Ltd has provided the luggage scanner said that it is a 5.5 metre-long and one metre wide machine having an overhead monitor. The deck where the luggage scanning will be carried out is 3.5 metre long and the remaining two metres will be rollers — one metre on either side.

The machine will be able to detect the contents in hand baggage carried by passengers walking into the Tatanagar railway station. The commissioning of the scanning machine is only the beginning, the sources said, adding that more security measures would be put in place soon.

Related Articles

Back to Top

Copyright © 2013 The Avenue Mail. All Rights Reserved. Online edition of The Avenue Mail published by Vimal Agarwal. Editor: Vimal Agrawal. Telephone: +91 657 2442826.
%d bloggers like this: