The Electronic City at the outskits of Bangalore, that's home to some of the biggest IT companies in the country, has been provided with CISF security cover from Friday onwards.
"The IT sector has been prioritised for CISF security by the Government of India and we will do all we can to ensure its protection," CISF Inspector General R K Mishra said.
CISF is the government's premier security agency that was created to guard critical public sector institutions like nuclear installations and other industries. However, after the Mumbai terror attacks the CISF cover was extended to private sector enterprises as well.
"CISF will work in close co-ordination with the local police and supplement their efforts at all times," according to a statement by the association of all the organisations in E-City ELCIA.
The Electronics City was conceived in the mid-1970s as an industrial estate exclusively for electronics industries. In 1997, its maintenance and upkeep was handed over by the state-run KEONICS to ELCIA,
In July last year, Infosys Technologies Ltd, a member of the estate, became the first corporate in the private sector to receive protection from the CISF.