CISF – the guards you find in metro stations has established a new canine unit. An all-female dog squad will soon be deployed across stations in the new Phase III of the Delhi Metro.
A total of 8 Labradors have been inducted for the expansion of Phase-III network. The move took the number of dogs for Delhi Metro’s security to 60.
According to the CISF, dogs play an important role in bomb detection. However, while no bomb has ever been found in any Metro station, these dogs have been instrumental in detecting various unattended items on platforms.
The canines have undergone six months of training in bomb detection. The force will add another four dogs in the next six months and 12 more over the next year.
CISF’s canine squad currently has 17 German shepherds, 23 Labradors, 10 cocker spaniels and two golden retrievers.
So, the next time you travel in Delhi Metro’s Phase III project – don’t forget to keep a lookout for these adorable puppers going about their daily chores.
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