Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras across 20,000 coaches

INDIA – To strengthen security on trains, Indian Railways is expediting the process of installing CCTV surveillance cameras in 20,000 coaches at a cost of Rs 700 crore, which will be derived from Nirbhaya Fund.

“It has been decided in a recent meeting held at the PMO to speed up certain projects which include works on new lines, construction of rail overbridges and underbridges, improving passenger convenience, and safety and security,” a senior Railway Ministry official said.

Installation of CCTV cameras as a security measure is a priority for the country, and the railways is coordinating with the Women and Child Development Ministry for immediate release of Nirbhaya Fund for the purpose.

CCTV cameras will be installed in ladies compartments as well as general compartments.