Railways to install 2,815 CCTV cameras between Virar and Churchgate

The plan by Railways is to allocate Railway Police Force (RPF) officials at places if there's a possibility of a mishap

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After numerous incidents of accidents in local trains and at stations, Western Railways has decided to install CCTV cameras to gain control over the increasing crowd in the local trains. The cameras will allow the rail corporation to keep an eye on the crowded local trains and allow them to avoid mishaps.

Therefore, the rail corporation will be installing around 2,815 cameras across 32 railway stations between Churchgate and Virar. ₹20 crore has been sanctioned for Integrated Security System at Western Railway stations in this year's budget.

Accordingly, the initiative to connect the railway stations through CCTV cameras will be completed by August 2019. The plan by Railways is to allocate Railway Police Force (RPF) officials at places during the time of a mishap.

The cameras will be installed at places such as footover bridges, ticket windows, lifts, escalators. The cameras are also expected to help the rail officials nab the mobile thieves and pickpocketers.

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