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CCTVs To Be Installed Inside Major Trains For Safety, Security Of Passengers


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05 December 2018

Bikash Das


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Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure safety and security of railway passengers, the Indian Railways in collaboration with Odisha Police have decided to set up various security measures including installation of more CCTV cameras and baggage scanners at all railway stations.

CCTV cameras will also be installed in all coaches of major trains, informed Additional Director General (ADG) of Railways and Coastal Security, Pranabindu Acharya, after a State Level Security Committee meeting on railways held under the chairmanship of DGP RP Sharma today.

A joint team of Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) will be formed at all railway station to survey about the requirements of CCTV cameras, said Acharya.

The ADG further said that complaints regarding non-functioning of baggage scanner have been received from various places and it has been apprised to the railway authorities who have agreed to repair it. More baggage scanner will be installed at major railway stations soon, with one to be installed at Rourkela Railway Station within seven days.

Besides, decision has been taken over repair and construction of quarters for railway staff and as the government has recently decided the jurisdiction of SRP Rourkela and Cuttack, new railway lines will be brought under the purview of the GRP, said Acharya.

The meeting was attended by IGPs of RPF from South Eastern Railway (SER), Eastern Railway (ER) and South East Central Railway (SECR) along with Intelligence Bureau officer and SRPs of Cuttack and Rourkela.

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Pranabindu Acharya, ADG (Railways), Odisha Police