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Internet video surveillance at 269 railway stations

With the installation of high-tech internet-based video surveillance system at 269 railway stations of the country including 16 stations of the North Central Railways (NCR), train travel has become more secure.

This is part of the major initiative of the Railway Board in which 6,049 stations across the country, of all categories, are being equipped with this state-of-the-art system.

The work has been assigned to RailTel and the system is being installed from the funds allocated under the Nirbhaya Fund.

Sucharita Pradhan, senior manager of RailTel, told reporters: “The feed from the network of cameras being installed in this system is being centrally monitored and the footage can be stored for 30 days. To enhance security at railway stations, the system has been installed to cover main entrance/exit, platforms, foot overbridges, waiting halls and parking areas based on site and security requirements and threat perceptions”.

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