Railways to Install CCTV Surveillance System Under Nirbhaya Fund [ Current News (Concise) - ]

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Indian Railways will install CCTV surveillance system at more than 900 stations under the Nirbhaya Fund at an approved cost of Rs. 500 crore to strengthen security at rail premises. Ladies Special trains and women compartments in suburban trains

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Image of Railways to install CCTV

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Highlights:

  • The cameras will be installed at platforms and waiting areas
  • The CCTV footages would be monitored by trained RPF personnel and the concerned station master will also be given access to the CCTV camera footage.
  • To install about 19, 000 high definition CCTV cameras at 983 stations across the country
  • To ensure round-the-clock security to passengers including women.
  • India Railways has about 8, 000 stations
  • Currently only 344 stations have already been provided with CCTV cameras
  • The Shaan-e-Punjab Express is fully covered with CCTV cameras
  • The ladies compartments of Mumbai suburban service are also covered with CCTV cameras
  • The Humsafar Express and the upcoming Tejas service will also be equipped with CCTV cameras.
  • Its helping us in a great way
  • The CCTV surveillance system helps in post-incident crime investigation
  • Railways aims to cover all stations with the CCTV system phase-wise

Nirbhaya Fund:

  • Nirbhaya Fund is an Indian rupee 10 billion corpus announced by Government of India in its 2013 Union Budget.
  • Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, this fund is expected to support initiatives by the government and NGOs working towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in India.
  • Nirbhaya (fearless) was the alias given to the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim to hide her actual identity
  • Departments under Nirbhaya Fund

    • Ministry of Home Affairs
    • Ministry of Railways
    • Abhaya Project Proposal (Andhra Pradesh)
    • CHRALI: Friends Forever (Rajasthan)
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Image of the Departments under Nirbhaya Fund

Image of the Departments under Nirbhaya Fund

- Published/Last Modified on: May 22, 2017