Shri Sanjeev Mittal, General Manager, Central Railway inaugurated IP based Video Surveillance System at 17 stations on Central Railway through webinar from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai on 22.12.2020. Shri Atul Pathak, Principal Chief Security Commissioner, Central Railway, Shri A.K. Shrivastava, Principal Chief Signal and Telecommunications Engineers, Central Railway, Shri V.K. Agarwal, Regional General Manager, RailTel were present on the occasion. Principal Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Managers were also present during the webinar.
Shri Sanjeev Mittal, General Manager, Central Railway said, “Today we have added very important passenger amenity for security of our passengers” and appreciated the team initiative.
Shri Puneet Chawla, CMD/RailTel said, ' RailTel has already completed work of providing VSS at 239 stations across the country. This advanced Video surveillance system will help in enhancing the security of Railway premises which is otherwise a challenging job."
On Central Railway, RailTel Corporation of India Limited has installed Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at 17 stations. All these stations viz. Lonavala, Amravati, Burhanpur, Shegaon, Khandwa, Ballarshah, Chandrapur, Wardha, Betul, Kolhapur, Ahmednagar, Latur, Daund, Kalaburagi, Kopargaon, Kurduwadi and SainagarShirdi are important stations falling under ‘A’ Class category.
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. Railway Board has approved works for provision of Video Surveillance System covering 983 stations over Indian Railways under Nirbhaya Fund.
RailTel, a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways, has been entrusted with the work of providing IP based VSS with video analytics and facial recognition system. To have a better coverage and clearer image, four types of Full HD Cameras – Dome type (for indoor areas), Bullet type (for platforms), Pan Tilt Zoom type (for parking areas) and Ultra HD- 4K cameras (for crucial locations) are being provided. Each HD camera at the station consumes approximately 1TB of data and a 4K camera consumes 4 TB data per month. The recording of the video feeds from CCTV cameras will be stored for 30 days for playback, post event analysis and for investigation purposes.
CCTV camera live feeds are displayed on multiple screens at the RPF Thana/Post for monitoring at every station. CCTV cameras provided at all the 17 stations of Central Railway have been networked through Optical Fiber Cable on RailTel MPLS backbone and video feeds have been brought to a centralized Security Control room at CSMT station wherein same can be viewed on multiple LCD monitors by RPF personnel manned 24X7.