Secretariat to get 'Access Control System' worth Rs 1.95 cr to strengthen security

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The expected cost of the project is Rs 1,95,40,633 crore.

Kerala Secretariat building complex | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: An 'access control system', a security system that restricts and monitor the movement of employees and visitors will be installed at the secretariat. The project will be implemented by Keltron with the technical assistance of Kochi Metro Rail Limited.

The expected cost of the project is Rs 1,95,40,633 crore. Further, Keltron has been allotted 30 per cent of the cost, which amounts to Rs 58,62,190 as advance. The project is overseen by the Public Administration Department.

The biometric attendance system which includes the details of the existing employees will be linked to the new access control system. An order has been issued in this regard.

Currently, outsiders cannot enter the Secretariat premises without permission. Those who come to see the ministers and other officials need to get prior permission. The access control systems are being set up at a cost of crores to further strengthen this security feature which is already in place.

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