SINGAPORE: X-Ray machines for bag and walk in metal identifiers which are the usual norm to be observed at airplane terminals, however these security machines will likewise be utilized at MRT stations in case of a genuine danger to Singapore’s vehicle organize or amid times of uplifted security.
They were tried at one of the ways out of the Downtown Line Newton MRT Station on Sunday from 10am to 6pm by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SBS Transit (SBST) in a crisis readiness ground arrangement practice called Exercise Station Guard 2018.
In the activity, suburbanites’ possessions and stuff were filtered by X-beam machines, and they were additionally required to go through stroll through metal indicators previously entering the charge doors close Exit An of the station.
Representative chief for open transport security, Mr Joseph Goh stated: “This activity led together with SBST is a piece of our normal survey of safety efforts and plans for the general population transport organize. We need to have the capacity to react rapidly and viably when there is a genuine risk.
“We need to accept this open door to encourage workers to be careful, to report any suspicious individual or question promptly to the staff or police.”