MOSCOW, April 5 (RAPSI) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order on approval of requirements for antiterrorist protection of metro facilities, according to the government’s statement.
According to the order, emergency response teams would be organized for immediate response within 24 hours to alleged attempts of unlawful interference in the underground.
Moreover, vulnerability assessment is to be carried out in the subway facilities. Based on the assessment, a plan of metro objects would be worked out taking into account and remedial measures would be taken to neutralize vulnerability.
The plan would be submitted to the Federal Rail Transport Agency for approval.
These regulations are binding upon all transport infrastructure subjects (carriers) and apply to all companies and businessmen engaging in activities at metro transportation facilities.
The adopted decisions would enhance efficiency of operation of counterterrorism state system, the statement reads.
On April 3, at around 2:40 PM Moscow time, an unknown device exploded in a train between St. Petersburg metro stations Technological Institute and Sennaya Ploshchad. According to the most recent information, 14 people died in the blast, over 50 were wounded. Investigators claim that the suicide bomber is the Kyrgyz Republic’s native Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, born in 1995.