A high alert has been sounded in all vital installations in the district including two NTPC power stations following the appearance of suspected terrorists in the state capital on January 25.
The 3000MW power plant at Kaniha, which is the second largest power plant in the country, and 467 MW Talcher thermal power station (TTPS) provides power to as many as 20 states including Odisha. These two plants are always under terror threat, says a source.
Executive Director of NTPC Kaniha, N K Kothari said he has already reviewed the security arrangements in and around the plant and asked the officials to be alert and watchful of any suspicious man or any event in the plant.
Similarly, TTPS General Manager KRC Murthy also reviewed the security arrangements with officials and the CISF for fool proof security of the plant.
Meanwhile, the CISF has intensified its patrolling and tightened its vigilance not only in these vital installations but also in two Nalco Plants here.
We have rushed in additional deployments in NTPC stations and Nalco plants keeping in view the latest security threat. Patrolling has been speeded up and all the entries including vehicles are subjected to tight scrutiny .All sorts of precautions have been taken here,” said the CISF commandant Daya Shankar