Indian Railways has sanctioned a proposal to install 162 CCTV cameras at the cost of Rs 3.26 crore at 10 stations falling in Maoist-affected “Red Corridor” for round-the-clock monitoring, parliament was told on Wednesday.
In a written reply to Lok Sabha during question hour, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said that the department has initiated numerous measures to ensure security of passengers in this area.
“Other measures include round the clock assistance to trains through 182 security helpline, implementation of Integrated Security System at sensitive stations, networking of security control rooms, etc”, he said, adding security has been identified as one of the priorities.
“Railways, through the Railway Protection Force (RPF), supplement efforts of states for better protection and security of railway property, passengers and matters connected therewith. Security has been identified as one of the priority areas for strengthening and upgradation”, he added.