Staff Reporter

As part of enhancing security

  • Set of five cameras installed
  • Surveillance system to be installed in Ernakulam and Thrissur stations

    Thiruvananthapuram: Networked electronic surveillance system installed in the Thiruvananthapuram Central by Railway Protection Force (RPF) as part of enhancing security and monitoring movement of passengers arriving at the station was commissioned by Pannian Ravindran, MP, on Wednesday.

    A set of five surveillance cameras has been installed in the railway station at a cost of Rs. 5 lakh for better access control and crime control in the passenger area. Thiruvananthapuram Central is the first station in the State to be equipped with the modern security gadgets. The cameras had been installed near concourse of the Central station, platform one, near booking office, near the foot over bridge and on the approach to the reservation office.

    General Manager of Southern Railway Thomas Varghese told media persons that the surveillance system would soon be installed in Ernakulam and Thrissur railway stations at a cost of Rs.10 lakh. Mr. Varghese also asked Divisional Railway Manager S. Vijayakumaran to install cameras in other platforms of the Central station.

    Pointing out that the introduction of the system is a major step towards enhancing security in major railway stations, Mr. Varghese said the networked video surveillance system would also be introduced in Erode, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Coimbatore and Salem railway stations.

    The network is also interconnected with OFC network of the railways to form a wide area network of surveillance cameras. With this, the visuals captured by the camera can be viewed from anywhere in the country through the Railnet. Using a handheld device, the security personnel patrolling the station can also monitor the visuals captured by camera.