For the first time, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has recruited as many as 1,600 women constables, reports The Tribune. Trained at the Regional Training Centre of Tamil Nadu (Thakkolam), these women constable are a boost to women’s strength in the force.

CISF personnel guard the Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi and Delhi Metro. Recently, it raised the bar of its security system by inducting more than 17,000 constables. It has also recruited 500 male constables which DMRC Delhi will deploy.

A senior CISF official said that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will deploy about 780 lady constables, 100 at IGI Airport and the rest at other airports of India.

The battalions started their training on May 2017 and trained straight for 39 weeks. The training included subjects like internal security, major-minor acts and airport security along with the knowledge of human rights, the officer added.

The recruits learnt how to deal with drunken passengers in the Metro. The CISF has made a dummy metro station to teach trainees about how to behave on ground

Training also included field craft, field operation and tactics, intensive weapon training – like 9 mm pistol and carbine, 5.56 mm INSAS, 7.62 mm AK 47, 5.56 mm INSAS LMG, 9 mm MP 5 and Glock Pistol; wireless and communication and battle inoculation.

Trainees learnt about rising threats and challenges to national security and techniques to effectively respond during contingencies.

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They learnt how to deal with drunken passengers in the metro. THE CISF has made a dummy metro station to teach trainees about how to behave on ground.

There are four more RTCs—Bhror, Barwaha , Mundoli and Bhilai—but CISF has only built a replica of the metro station in Deoli. This is because CISF believes that most of the recruits coming in were not aware of the rail system.

More women constables in Delhi metro stations and airport will result in women reporting more cases of crime. Since women are more comfortable telling other women about their troubles, it is a good move by the CISF to recruit more women in the force.

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