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Cameras to be set up at Tirupati station

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A MILESTONE: General Manager, S.C. Railway, D.N. Mathur (second from left) presenting ISO 90001-2000 certification to the Tirupati-Secunderabad Narayanadri Express to D.R.M, Guntakal, S. Manohar and Senior DME in Tirupati on Wednesday. Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar
A MILESTONE: General Manager, S.C. Railway, D.N. Mathur (second from left) presenting ISO 90001-2000 certification to the Tirupati-Secunderabad Narayanadri Express to D.R.M, Guntakal, S. Manohar and Senior DME in Tirupati on Wednesday. Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar

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Tirupati: As part of its programme to augment security in select railway stations to meet any exigency, the South Central Railway would be installing automatic surveillance cameras in the Tirupati railway station in the next two-three months.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, SCR General Manager D.N. Mathur has said that the state-of-the-art cameras with built-in features like zooming, roaming and automatic rotation etc would be installed at all sensitive spots like reservation counters, platforms, waiting rooms, canteen etc. so that they could monitor the movement of people in the areas where the density of crowd would be more.

The cameras could zoom on targets even 200 metres away and produce clear pictures, Mathur said and pointed out that the videotapes taken by the cameras would be available intact for one month for use by any department concerned.

An RPF officer in the rank of Sub-Inspector would be monitoring the video pictures on a panel of CCTVs in the control room while a small contingent of Rapid Action Force to be deployed at the station would work in close tandem with the control room to meet any emergency both on and off the railway station.

Meanwhile, the Tirupati-Secunderabad Narayanadri Express maintained by the coaching depot, Tirupati was accredited with the ISO 90001-2000 certification for providing what it called, "punctual service, excellent cleanliness and better customer care besides ensuring a safe and comfortable journey."

At a brief function held in the station, the GM presented the certification to the team of officials representing departments like Mechanical, Electrical, Commercial, Operating and S&T which were partners in the endeavour. Among the officials who received the certification were the Divisional Railway Manager, Guntakal, S. Manohar, Sr.DME/C&W, Guntakal, M.N.N. Sharma, A. Ramakrishna, Coaching Depot officer, Tirupati.

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