Indian Railway to Install IP based Video Surveillance System

Published: January 9, 2020

With a motive to strengthen security at Railway Stations, Indian Railways is in the urge of installing Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at stations i.e At waiting halls, reservation counters, parking areas, main entrance/ exit, platforms, etc. The recording of the video from CCTV cameras will be stored for 30 days for playback, post-event analysis, and for investigation purposes.

A budget of Rs. 250 crore has been allotted to Indian Railways from the Nirbhaya Fund for the installation of video surveillance system covering 983 stations. A Miniratna Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, RailTel Corporation of India, entrusted with the work of providing Internet Protocol-based VSS with video analytics and facial recognition system. Dome type (for indoor areas), Bullet type (for platforms), Pan Tilt Zoom type (for parking areas) and Ultra HD- 4K cameras (for crucial locations) are the four types of full HD Cameras, being provided to have better coverage and clearer image.

Till now, IP based Video Surveillance System has been installed at 10 Railway stations of Western Railway zone.

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