Medvedev orders to create rapid response task forces in subway

Medvedev orders to create rapid response task forces in subway

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved transit safety requirements, including counter-terrorism security of subway facilities.

Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Russia, has approved transit safety requirements, including counter-terrorism security of subway facilities. The document has been published on the Russian Government web site.

The document sets transit safety requirements for specific transport types and introduces requirements to the counter-terrorism security of facilities and a ‘security levels’ system for various categories of transport infrastructure objects and means of transportation.

In particular, to protect the subway system against terrorism, the Government intends to create “rapid response task forces” – well-equipped round-the-clock mobile groups with the duty to react on terrorist attacks and prevent those.

In addition, the document suggests to “perform a vulnerability assessment for subway facilities”, produce an accurate plan of all subway facilities indicating their vulnerability, and then rectify the unprotected spots.

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