NSG mock drill at Dumdum Metro station

By , TNN

KOLKATA: Past midnight on Tuesday, the Dumdum Metro station turned into a hub of activity. Men in black, armed to the teeth with sophisticated weapons and modern gadgets required for Close Quarter Battle (CQB) in an urban scenario, rushed into the platform to neutralize a terror strike.

The ‘terrorists’ weren’t easy to take down. After all, they were as well trained as those who stormed the station to thwart their efforts. Several attempted strikes followed and were countered. This continued till the early hours of Wednesday.

Dumdum is one of two stations in the Metro Railway stretch that are linked to the Eastern Railway’s suburban network and handles lakhs of commuters everyday. No wonder, this was the station the National Security Guard (NSG) selected as the location for a mock drill in the Metro network that started from Tuesday.

This drill has been held in the Metro after a year. The drill was an extremely hush-hush affair and save for a few, even Metro officials weren’t allowed access to the station while it was underway. More info

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