For the first time, Indian Railways will set up 35,000 CCTV cameras in 1,000 railway stations across the country for women safety purpose.
At least 35 CCTV cameras will be installed in each station and the feeds will be linked to a server at its divisional headquarters.
Rs. 500 crore from Centre’s Nirbhaya Fund has been sanctioned for the biggest surveillance system installation by Railways.
According to Indian Express
, Finance Ministry allocated Rs 200 crore for this financial year so that work can begin at once. Further, Chairman of Railway Board will personally monitoring the project progress.
Not only big stations, but small stations, including suburban stations and stations in tier-II cities and towns, have been included in the project.
Railways included this project in the list of works to be done in 2016-17.
Further, PMO has told Railways that the CCTV coverage should also be used to monitor station cleanliness. The ministry is chalking out a plan in this regard.