Date of Post: 16 Dec, 2017
New Delhi: The Indian Railways has identified 983 railway stations for the installation of CCTV cameras using the Nirbhaya Fund, the Rajya Sabha was informed. The railways was given Rs 500 crore from the fund by the Finance Ministry.
Installation Of CCTV Cameras-
- The national transporter has identified 202 railway stations as “sensitive” for the purpose of installation of an integrated security system (ISS) to strengthen surveillance mechanism, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said, in written reply to a question.
- He said, the decision was taken based on the recommendations of a high-level committee.
- The minister informed,”ISS includes close circuit television (CCTV) cameras, access control, personal and baggage screening system and bomb detection system.”
- Contracts Awarded For Works –
- Gohain said, already, contracts have been awarded for execution of ISS works at 129 railway stations spread across 15 Zonal Railways.
- The minister said, so far, 106 railway stations have been covered with CCTV surveillance system, and 139 baggage scanners, 32 under vehicle scanning system, 217 door frame metal detectors and more than one thousand hand held metal detectors have been provided to Zonal Railways.
- The minister said,”All the Zonal Railways have been advised to ensure speedy implementation of ISS at all the identified sensitive stations.”
- Besides ISS, CCTV surveillance system is available at 288 other railway stations.
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