Date Of Post: 28 Dec, 2017
New Delhi: The Indian Railways is considering to install CCTV cameras in trains, including in premium trains such as Rajdhani, Duronto & Shatabdi, the government informed Parliament. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said,”It is under consideration to install CCTV cameras in nearly 58,000 coaches of suburban, passenger and mail/express trains including superfast and premium trains like Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi.”
- While policing is a state subject, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) supplements the efforts of the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the district police, Gohain said.
- On vulnerable & identified routes/sections, 2,500 trains – on an average – are escorted by the RPF daily, in addition to 2,200 trains escorted by the GRP of different states daily, he said.
- Gohain said, CCTV cameras, provided at 394 stations, are used for surveillance & ensure safety of passengers.
- He said,”An integrated security system, consisting of surveillance of vulnerable stations through CCTV network, access control, has been sanctioned to improve surveillance mechanism at over 202 railway stations.”
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