Mumbai local trains installs CCTV cameras

The Railway administration has installed CCTV cameras in the Divyang Dabha in a total of four locomotives.

Mumbai local trains installs CCTV cameras

In order to convenient the passengers travelling on the Mumbai locals, CCTV cameras have been installed in the Divyang Dabha compartment.

After the accident on the Elphinstone pedestrian bridge, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had called for a meeting with the railway offers to make a decision regarding the same. As per reports, CCTV cameras has been installed in the Divyang Dabha in a total of four locomotives, three in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) and one in Siemens. Moreover, all the coaches in the newly constructed locomotive will have CCTV cameras. In addition, it has been reported that the CCTV system will be installed in the existing locomotives in phases.

The railway administration had earlier informed that is has decided to install CCTV cameras in all the coaches of the locomotive in an effort to curb instances of theft, accidents and crimes against women.

This decision was taken by the authorities two years back, however, out of 259 locomotives on the Western and Central Railways, only 85 locomotives have been fitted with cameras. As per reports, the Western Railways has been installing cameras in women's as well as general coaches. However, only women's coaches are bring preferred for the installation of cameras on the Central Railway.

Meanwhile, the project was approved in the Union Budget back in February 2018. After that, the work of installing cameras on Central and Western Railways was started by Rail Tel. However, the work has been progressing slowly since. Moreover, the project has not gained momentum during the last couple of months amidst the pandemic when the local was closed.

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