GRP to train commuters to fight terror

Mumbai: To be able to fend off a crisis, the Government Railway Police has decided to train regular commuters in basic counter-terror and disaster management techniques. The training sessions will start in October on station premises. Titled ‘Operation Savdhan’, the project has already received a good response from commuters, wanting to get themselves registered for training.

“Training sessions will be conducted for three to four hours by senior policemen. The time and venue will be fixed after consulting the participants. Stations like CST have large halls where more than 400 people can be coached at the same time,’’ additional DGP Raj Khilnani said.

People will be instructed on staying alert and what they need to look out for. A briefing will also be given on habitual criminals. “We won’t impart any physical training. Our officers will demonstrate how commuters can use common sense during a crisis. If people are willing to go for advanced training, we will give it a thought,’’ an official said.

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