Friday, 7 April 2017

Installation of Security Check Devices at Railway Stations

Based on the threat perception and vulnerability, security equipment like close circuit television (CCTV) cameras, baggage scanners, metal detectors and bomb detection devices have been provided at important railway stations over Indian Railways. 344 railway stations have already been provided with CCTV cameras which include 101 railway stations where these cameras have been provided under Integrated Security System (ISS). In addition, 139 baggage scanners, 32 under vehicle scanners, 223 door frame metal detectors and 89 bomb detection equipments have so far been installed by zonal railways under ISS.

983 A1, A, B & C category railway stations have been further identified  for installation of CCTV cameras under Nirbhaya Fund, since railway stations are not categorized on the basis of tier two and tier three cities.  

It is pertinent to mention that strengthening and upgradation of security infrastructure is an ongoing process and all out efforts are being made to ensure installation of security equipment at all the sensitive railway stations over Indian Railways.

   This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 07.04.2017 (Friday).


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