Western Railway Plans To Install CCTV Cameras & Talk-Back System In Women’s Compartment Inside All Suburban Trains At around Rs 123 Crore

Western Railway Plans To Install CCTV Cameras & Talk-Back System In Women’s Compartment Inside All Suburban Trains At around Rs 123 Crore

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Date of Post: 16 Nov, 2017

Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) plans to install CCTV (Close Circuit Televisions) cameras, inside all suburban local trains and a talk-back system in the women’s compartments at around Rs 123 crore. WR authorities have sent the proposal to the Railway Board for approval.

More Information:

  • The installation of CCTVs in all local coaches will cost around Rs 111 crore, and the talk-back system fitments will come to another Rs 12 crore, Sources in WR said.
  • Recently, the WR sent 2 separate proposals for CCTV & talk-back system installations on local trains to the railway board, Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer, WR, confirmed.
  • The WR has fleet of around 100 trains.
  • Railway authorities have already installed CCTV & talk-back systems in a few coaches on an experimental basis.

Installation Of CCTV Cameras

  • A senior official said, up to 8 CCTVs will be fitted in each coach of the a local train, so the estimated cost of CCTV installation in each 12-coach train is around Rs 1 crore.
  • The train guard could monitor the CCTVs.
  • They have been given a target of 15 months, by which the project must be completed, he added.

Talk-Back System In Women’s Compartment

  • Similarly, the talk-back system in the women’s compartment is estimated to cost around Rs 12 lakh each train.
  • The system will allow women passengers to speak to the guard in the train directly in case of emergencies.

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