gateway jetties get airport-like security with porta cabins
Mumbai police, with the help of the Mumbai Port Trust Fund, have taken an important step towards strengthening security (MbPT)
, At the Indian gateway in coraba, a portable cabin or Porta cottage is set up at four docks.
Two police officers, a port trust officer, a metal detector and a baggage screening machine will be available in each cabin.
The system will run on the airport passenger baggage check line.
In the 26/11 attacks of 2008, terrorists entered the city through a sea of holes, creating chaos. One of their targets was the Taj Mahal hotel, the gateway to India.
\"A watchtower has been built to watch at the Badhwar Park in Kuf parade, and on 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists used the watchtower to sneak into the city.
We have two people.
A police officer, who asked not to be named, said: \"The Watchtower is equipped with telescopes and communication equipment . \".
He also said, \"however, the coast of India\'s gateway is still relatively unguarded.
Like the international airport, the gateway is also the entrance to the city.
Until today, there is no inspection of who is in and out of the city.
This has attracted our attention.
Since the 2008 attacks, there has been concern that terrorists may attack again through maritime routes.
The Central Intelligence Agency has been issuing such alerts.
Therefore, we must take some quick security measures at the gateway.
\"The five terminals belonging to Gateway, MbPT, connect Elephant caves, alibug, Mumbai heights and international waters, where the daily flow of people exceeds 5,000, the police officer added.
\"Considering that there are a large number of people coming in and out of the city through the dock every day, it is important that we take some security avoidance measures.
Recently, with the help of the port trust officers, we built four port cabins at four docks.
These cabins are at the point of entry and exit.
Our idea is to make the airport
Like security checks . \"
At the same time, according to sources, each cabin is approximately 200 square feet and is equipped with CCTV cameras.
\"Effective inspections can not only help us avoid the sneaking of any terrorist --
But it is also useful in smuggling cases.
The cost of each baggage screening machine is about Rs 1.
We have asked the Port trust officers to provide us with screening machines as early as possible.
\"We are also negotiating with the port trust fund and a club to build a Porta cabin at the fifth pier with similar equipment,\" said an official at the Colaba police station . \".