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.
- 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.