Even though the Central Railway had received baggage scanners and door frames in October 2011 and CCTV scanners in April 2012 for Thane and Kalyan stations, they are yet to install them.
Railway officials say they are still in the process of selecting spots to set up scanners and detectors.
The two stations are likely to receive an Integrated Security System (ISS), which will have a video surveillance system, access control system, personal and baggage screening systems, bomb detection and disposal system.
According to the initial plans, the stations were to receive over 60 CCTV cameras, eight baggage scanners, three door frame metal detectors, 25 hand metal detectors, and walkie-talkies with additional Government Railway Protection (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel.
Speaking to DNA, Thane GRP, SI Hanumant Jadhav, who along with the RPF had asked for doorframes, baggage scanners and metal detectors at the stations, said, “There are several entrances at all platforms of Thane station and we have limited resources to deal with the security issue, unlike the CST and Churchgate stations. We have dispatched a detailed report on our requirements to the railway board. We are awaiting their reply.”
Currently, the CR depends on the bomb detection and disposal squad for security at Thane and Kalyan stations.
An RPF official at Kalyan said, “We have planned to upgrade our existing sniffer dog squad at the Kalyan station, which is a major junction that connects Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Panvel.”