Delhi Metro is set to get an increase in security with the sanction of 5,140 posts (File Photo)
They said an ‘in principle’ approval has been accorded for the sanction of 5,140 posts to enhance the capacity of the force for guarding the new phase-III expansion of the Delhi Metro, while another 1,540 posts will be in place to bolster the strength of its VIP security wing called the Special Security Group (SSG).
The approval is in the final stages and a total of 6,680 posts will be sanctioned for these two tasks by the Union Home Ministry, they said.
CISF Director General (DG) Rajesh Ranjan confirmed the development and told PTI that ensuring fool-proof security for the Delhi Metro and its passengers is the most important task for the paramilitary.
The DG, who took charge on April 11, had on Wednesday reviewed the security arrangements at the metro and visited some stations.
The phase-III expansion project of the Delhi Metro is being implemented at a cost of around Rs 40,000 crore and a total of 140 km of network will be added to the current coverage of 213 km.
The latest phase, with some parts already operational, will also add 15 interchange stations to the existing nine and will take the count of total stations in the Delhi-NCR to 227.