Business establishments, banks, insurance companies and other business houses in the capital have tightened security, especially at the entrance of their respective establishments, in the wake of recent bomb blasts at different parts of the country.
While visiting different business entities in the city Wednesday, it was found that almost all major offices including banks, insurance and multinational companies have installed metal detectors at the entry points of their respective offices.
Concerned business sources told the FE that pace of work had somewhat slowed down due to the time-consuming process of carrying out security checks at the entrance of the offices.
"We have been instructed by our high-ups to check bags of each person entering the establishment apart from conducting a thorough body scan of each visitor", one security official of Motijheel area said.
The country's main inland container depot (ICD) at Kamalapur in the city also tightened its security to ward off any untoward incident.
Assistant Traffic Manager of the ICD Enamul Karim said that they have received fresh instructions from Chittagong port to enhance security. "We received two metal detectors from the port city today (Wednesday) and we're hoping to deploy more security personnel soon in addition to the present 56-member security team", he added.
Private banks also bolstered security and are using metal detectors, door system detectors and installing close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at different strategic locations to keep an eye on any kind of suspicious movement.
Zillur Rahman, in-charge of security and establishment of IFIC Bank said that the bank was using hand-held metal detectors in almost all its 65 branches. It plans to introduce hyped up security in phases in every branch against the backdrop of recent spate of suicide bombings, he added.
He also said that the bank had so far given more than 50 metal detectors to its different branches across the country including the capital city.