Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif discussed security arrangements for the Metro Bus Service with senior officials here on Friday, a day after seven men were arrested for stealing railing that was part of the still under-construction project.
The CM said that a central control room would be set up to monitor the entire route of the bus service and the bus stations. He said the latest closed-circuit television cameras would be installed along the route and monitored in the control room, while strict security arrangements would be made for the stations.
Sharif set up a committee, led by the home secretary, to come up with medium-term and long-term security plans for the MBS. He suggested that a Rescue 1122 centre be set up at the elevated section of the MBS.
He said that the bus service was a historic project and its protection was a collective responsibility. “All possible steps must be taken to ensure security and maintenance of this project,” he said.
The inspector general (IG) of Police Punjab, the home secretary, the MBS project director and the Special Branch additional IG also attended the meeting.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2012.
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