South Eastern Railway to install CCTV cameras in order to prevent crimes
Kolkata: In order to prevent crimes in railway areas and premises, South Eastern Railway has planned to install CCTV cameras at 33 stations from Nirbhaya Fund.
This Nirbhaya Fund support has been initiated towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in railways by installing CCTV cameras for quick response system to create deterrence against crimes.
An amount of Rs 7 crore have been sanctioned to install CCTV Cameras, covering 33 densely populated stations, mostly in Suburban section of Kharagpur Division, Bankura, Balasore and Hatia Stations.
Camera surveillance will enhance safety at railway stations and railway places through video monitoring, facial recognition analytics and person tracking systems.
This will also envisage re-development of the railway front to make it more women friendly. With these installations at crime prone stretches, stations and trains, RPF and GRP will easily maintain a strict vigil in criminal investigation, when required.
Technical surveillance will assist the short-staffed force effectively.
As many as 538 CCTV cameras have so far been installed in SER jurisdiction, covering four divisions, which are Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi, to strengthen the security at railway premises.
The footages of these CCTV Cameras at platform and waiting areas are put on display inside the control rooms at stations, which are constantly monitored by trained RPF personnel.
The station masters have also been given access to monitor CCTV camera footages as a part of surveillance being undertaken by South Eastern Railway.
Besides, keeping a constant watch, the CCTV surveillance system helps in post incident crime investigations.
South Eastern Railway aims to cover all major railway stations with CCTV surveillance system in a phased manner.