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Mumbai on high alert amidst terror threats, police issue advisory


Shawan Sen,CNN-IBN
Jul 22, 2013 at 12:50pm IST

Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has sounded a high alert in the face of recent terror attacks in other parts of the country. The police have given strict instructions to malls, hospitals, schools and other public places to increase surveillance.

The decision was taken after major terror threats were made to the city. The police department has also been stressing on installation of CCTVs and better communication with the police.

Two initiatives have already been taken by the police under the name of Operation Bravo and Mumbai Kavacch are being formed.

Each police station across the city will have anti-terror cells too in the wake of recent threats.

The police have issued strict guidelines for malls and multiplexes and said there should be armed private security guards in malls. There should be ID cards with biometric features for all employees of malls and their background should be checked in every three years and the police should be informed about it.

The police have also asked hospitals to deploy security at every floor. There should be a record of everyone staying within the hospital premises.

Due to security reasons, they have asked hotels to install road blockers/steel bollards/boom barriers to prevent the entry of suspected vehicles. The CCTV footage should be preserved for 30 days and a patrolling staff should also be constituted.

For schools, a centralised address system should be installed and parents/visitors should be frisked. The security check of the school premises should be done from time-to-time.

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