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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER LAYS STRESS on CCTV SURVEILLANCE TO ENHANCE PASSENGER SECURITY
Kolkata, 28th December, 2018:
South Eastern Railway has provided CCTV based Surveillance system at its important stations to enhance safety and security of the passengers. Till now, 533 CCTV Cameras have been installed at major and important stations of SER to ensure security of the passengers. The important stations where CCTV Cameras have been installed are Kharagpur, Midnapur, Santragachi, Jhargram, Gidhni, Sardiha, Ranchi, Muri, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Monoharpur, Goilkera, Jaraikela, Adra, Purulia, Bokaro Steel City, Godapiasal, Salboni, Piardoba etc.
CCTV footage is being monitored round the clock and on getting information about any untoward incident, immediate action is taken by the Task Force/Quick Response Team.Moreover, in some of the stations of SER, monitoring has become possible from Headquarters Office also through net connectivity. To extend top most priority to passenger security, regular analysis is being done to identify the spots, sections, stations and trains prone to crime viz. dacoity, snatching, robbery etc. Accordingly, security arrangements have also been strengthened through intense RPF patrolling to ensure safety and security of the passengers and their belongings. This is done in close co-ordination with the state authority.
This apart, 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. Rs. 7 crores have been sanctioned to install CCTV Cameras covering 33 densely populated stations. Till now, CCTV monitoring have been provided at Balasore and Digha stations under Nirbhaya Fund and 16 Cameras have been installed at both the stations.
To enhance safety & security of woman passengers in SER’s suburban sections, CCTV Cameras have been installed in Ladies Compartments of all new rakes of GPS based 3 phase indigenious EMU trains running in suburban sections of Kharagpur Division. Seven number of CCTV Cameras have been installed in each Ladies compartment of these suburban trains. There are further plans to equip all premier trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto with modern surveillance system in coming days.