|Suburban railway stations to come under CCTV surveillance by nikhilndls on 18 July, 2012 - 12:19 PM|
|nikhilndls||Suburban railway stations to come under CCTV surveillance on 18 July, 2012 - 12:19 PM|
Work is on at a franctic pace at the Beach Railway Station to implement the first phase of the Integrated Security Surveillance System (ISSS). The project is aimed at giving security and law enforcement officials eyes over every part of the station. The project would help track kidnapping, pickpocketing and chain snatching cases, apart from keeping an eye on the safety of train driver cabins, officials told City Express.The project is being taken up jointly by the Southern Railways and IT major HCL Infosystems, and would take up the installation of the CCTV cameras that would record visuals around the clock and and store the data for 30 days. The cameras will also lend to a security control room, where the feed from the cameras can be monitored.The Integrated Security Surveillance System will also be implemented at the Basin Bridge Railway Station, before being expanded to other stations along the suburban lines. The total cost of the project is expected to come up to `40 crore.The system is currently on a dry run at the Beach Station. Officials say it will be formally inaugurated within a week. “As many as 16 CCTV cameras have been installed at the Beach Station. All cameras will be operated round the clock and footage will be transmitted and stored using an Internet Protocol system,” an official of the Signal and Telecom Department of the Southern Railways told City Express.