Saturday, March 6, 2010

electronic umbrella for parliament

6 March 2010


From Our Delhi Bureau

NEW DELHI: The Parliament House already having four layers of security
making it impossible for entry of any unauthorised person will soon
have an electronic umbrella to secure it further from any possible air

A proposal before the 10-member joint committee on security in
Parliament complex is to install a radar on the rooftop of the
historical Parliament House building that will be manned by the Indian
Air Force to prevent any possible attack from sky.

The proposal is listed for consideration by the committee, headed by
Lok Sabha deputy speaker Karia Munda, at its first meeting here on

The committee set up by the Speaker for constantly reviewing and
beefing up security in the Parliament House as felt necessary is,
however, steering clear of installing the full-body scanners that are
being put on the airports for an added caution to prevent anybody
sneaking in with terror material.

Set up particularly to upcheck implementation of recommendations made
by the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on security, the committee
has been tasked to prepare a comprehensive report on Parliament
security by defining the threat perceptions and likely security
scenario in future.

Besides Munda as its chairman, other committee members from the Lok
Sabha are: Kirti Azad, Dr Mirza Mehboob Beb, P C Chacko, Dara Singh
Chauhan, Jiyaraj Singh, and Sushila Saroj. Members from the Rajya
Sabha are S S Ahluwalia (BJP), D Raja (CPI) and Satyavrat Chaturvedi


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