According to a senior RPF oifficial, around 30 per cent of the metal detectors are not working with the problem plaguing these instruments for three months. Published: 18th November 2019 02:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2019 02:49 AM   |  A+A A- BENGALURU: Handheld metal detectors, used by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to frisk passengers and baggage at Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna railway station, have not been working for some time, raising serious questions over security. The RPF is now in the process of replacing them. This reporter found neither a beep response nor lights working on the metal detectors. Brown tapes were put around specific points where lights glow to reveal working details. A top railway official told TNIE that the problem had been plaguing these detectors for three months. “On one hand, there is talk of tightening security at the station. On the other, they are using such equipment that endangers the safety of passengers,” he said. KSR station has an average of 1.5 lakh footfall per day. A senior RPF official conceded that around 30 per cent of the metal detectors are not working. “Many are too old and have been abandoned. Some need to be cali...