Indian Railways and its PSU RailTel have installed IP based Video Surveillance System (CCTV cameras) at 813 major Railway stations across the country, giving a major boost to the Safety and Security of passengers, especially Women and Children.
12 Railway stations across SWR limits namely Hubballi, Shivamogga, Belagavi, Hassan, Davanagere, Bangarpet, Kengeri, Bengaluru Cantonment, Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam, Vasco da Gama, Hosapete, and Ballari have already got Video Surveillance System. Installation of Video Surveillance System is in progress at 3 more stations viz, Gadag, Vijaypura, and Mysuru.
A total of 340 cameras at a cost of ₹ 8.17 crores have been installed so far within SWR limits. The work is in progress at 47 more stations across Indian Railways and it will be completed soon. By March 2022, 756 stations are targeted to get Video Surveillance System enhancing the safety of passengers.
The project covers all major A1, A, B, C, D, and E category Railway Stations. Indian Railways signed an MoU with RailTel on 25th June for installing CCTV at Stations. Around 5000 stations are getting Video Surveillance System by RailTel.
The CCTVs are being networked on Optical fiber cable and the video feed of the CCTV cameras is being displayed not only at local RPF posts but also at a centralized CCTV control room at Divisional and Zonal level. The CCTV cameras of Stations and Video feeds are being monitored at 3 levels to ensure Enhanced Safety and Security at Railway premises.
RailTel has completed the work of setting up a Centralized Control Room at 14 zonal Railways so far. The Centralized Control Room is displaying video feeds from CCTV installed at Railway stations. Network Management System (NMS) has been also been provided for Monitoring of Cameras, Servers, UPS, and Switches which can be viewed from any web browser by authorized personnel.
4 types of IP cameras (Dome type, bullet types, Pan Tilt Zoom type, and Ultra HD- 4k) are being installed to ensure maximum coverage inside the Railway premises. This will give an extra edge to the RPF officials to improve security. The recording of the video feeds from CCTV cameras will be stored for 30 days.
The Integrated Command and Control Centre and IP-based Video Surveillance System will help in providing better security to passengers, especially the women passengers. The IVSS system of surveillance has been adopted in all major stations/junctions of SWR, to prevent criminal activities. It will enable quick and coordinated action from RPF/Police and also assist them in Crowd Management and Crowd Control.