Central Railway to receive its own Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad with vehicle

The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) system is being introduced under the Integrated Security System (ISS), which was formed in 2008 after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

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Mumbai will be receiving first-ever complete Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad along with a BDDS vehicle. The initiative will be introduced for Central Railways, 11 years after the tragic 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

As per a senior CR official, the BDDS vehicle will be positioned in Carnac Bunder and the squad will be posted at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on September 20. The addition is expected to strengthen the security for the city and its rail network.

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Meanwhile, the vehicle will be equipped with bomb disposal equipment consisting of a tool kit, which will be used in case of discovery of suspicious material. The equipment and the vehicle will be handled by a team of 12 railway protection force (RP) personnel. The state bomb disposal unit has trained eight of 12 RPF personnel in Matunga.

The BDDS system was to be introduced under the Integrated Security System (ISS), which was formed in 2008 after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. The equipment is said to have been procured by Central Railway in January 2019 and had been assembled at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.

Currently, Railways requires to call the city's BDDS team if they discover suspicious luggage is found or when there is any call alert. This leads to delay in train services along with crowding on railway stations.

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