Mantralaya Beefs Up Security; Imposes Cash Limit, Online Pass, and More

Mantralaya introduces new security measures, including a cash limit for visitors, mandatory passes, and a state-of-the-art visitor's plaza.

Mantralaya Beefs Up Security; Imposes Cash Limit, Online Pass, and More
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In a significant move, the state government has announced a series of new security measures at Mantralaya in Mumbai. A 30-point directive was issued on Tuesday, September 26, by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the home department.

The measures include a cash limit for visitors, mandatory passes, and the construction of a high-tech visitor's plaza.

Visitors to Mantralaya will now be subject to a cash limit. Those carrying more than INR 10,000 will not be granted entry unless the excess cash is stored in a locker.

The directive also includes plans for a cutting-edge visitor's plaza at the garden gate. The plaza will feature a pass counter, waiting area, luggage storage, and scanner. The PWD (Public Works Department) is required to submit the design within a month.

In addition to these measures, the National Informatic Centre (NIC) will provide technical assistance for various security enhancements. These include online passes and a list of night employees.

The new system will issue visitor credentials for specific departments or floors, limiting visitor movement within Mantralaya. Flip barriers will be put up in every storey for this.

Furthermore, no one will be allowed entry without a pass. To manage the influx of visitors accompanying MLAs or ministers, pre-scheduled scheduling windows will be introduced. An online pass booking service is also in the pipeline.

Parking spaces at Garden Gate, Sachivalaya Gymkhana, the Inox building, and the parking lot behind it will be managed by Joint CP Traffic Mumbai within a month. The directive also includes provisions for an ambulance, bike stand, and control room, among other facilities.

The BMC has been ordered to prevent stray animals from entering Mantralaya premises. Meanwhile, DCP Mantralaya security has set up a security check for the newly built Metro subway.

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