Governor asks for increased security

12 May 2009 (07:53)

Governor of Chelyabinsk Region Petr Sumin discussed the ways of increasing security of the future underground with the local anti-terrorist committee.

The General Director of ChelyabMetroStroy Konstantin Abramchuk said as soon as the construction of the subway began in 2000, they made every effort to ensure its anti-terrorist safety. At the moment, there are two ways of protecting the subway and its future users: keeping an eye on the construction site by ChelyabMetroStroy’s security service (with four CCTV cameras, weekly raids and checks, and entry passes) and making sure the tunnel-construction process is secure and safe. According to Abramchuk, the company’s experts make sure that everything is in proper working order on a monthly basis.

However, the anti-terrorist committee still feels that the underground (one of the core elements of civil defense) needs some special security measures, which is why Petr Sumin asked the City of Chelyabinsk to develop a special set of design and estimate documentation aimed at increasing the subway’s safety, the spokesperson for the Governor reports.

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