* THE TIMES OF INDIA, MUMBAI '
WEDNESDAy,A"OQuST 12, 2009,
ARMED ANDREADY: Western Railway(WR)has introduced fivehand-held explosivesand
narcotics detectors at a cost of Rs 15 lakh each. The light-weight device (3.2 kg) detects and
identifies microscopic traces of explosives and narcotics in eight seconds. RPFstaff have been
trained to operate these devices, which will be used at suburban stations and will support the
dog squads in ensuring security at railway premises and on trains.
There are 535CCTVcameras on WR'sMumbaisuburban section, besides 65door-frame metal
detectors and 150 hand-held metal detectors. I