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RailTel finalizes agencies to execute Video Surveillance System project at 756 major stations

The Work is scheduled likely to be completed by January 2023.

July 07, 2022 2:50 IST | India Infoline News Service
RailTel Corporation of India, a Mini Ratna Central Government PSU under Ministry of Railways, entrusted with the implementation of Video Surveillance System (VSS) project (CCTV cameras network) under Nirbhaya Fund at Railway Stations has taken a major step by finalizing the agencies for executing the job.

First phase of the project will cover major stations of category A1, A, B,C numbering 756 (The list of stations is attached) and is likely to be completed by January 2023. The remaining stations will be covered in phase-2 of implementation. Safety and security of passengers is one of the key focus areas of Ministry of Railways.

In order to enhance security at Railway stations which are major hubs of transportation, Indian Railways is in the process of installing Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at stations, that is, waiting halls, reservation counters, parking areas, main entrance/ exit, platforms, foot over bridges, booking offices etc. Ministry of Railways has approved works for provision of Video Surveillance System over Indian Railways major stations under Nirbhaya funds.

Ashwani Vaishnaw, Hon'ble Minister for Railways said, "We Need to rapidly absorb new technology in Railways, be it for rolling stock, construction, safety, cyber security, or in situations where there is a human interface".

Aruna Singh Chairman & Managing Director, RailTel assuredthat with the finalization of the executing agencies, the implementation of the project will be fast tracked. The most modern software & hardware will be used in this project.

This VSS system will be IP based and will have a network of CCTV cameras. These CCTVs are being networked on optical fiber cable and the video feed of the CCTV cameras will be displayed not only at local RPF posts but also at a centralized CCTVN control room at divisional and zonal level.

At around 2:50 PM, Railtel Corporation of India was trading at Rs93.60 per share up by Rs0.7 or 0.75% from its previous closing of Rs92.90 per share on the BSE.

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