Bhopal (BPL): Now, Bhopal station is under round-the-clock vigil of railways. An integrated security system (ISS) was inaugurated by Bhopal MP Alok Sanjar on Saturday as part of ongoing railway passengers’ week.
The system has 80 CCTVs and would monitor all platforms, booking offices, reservation offices, waiting rooms, foot-over-bridge (FoB) and all major points at Bhopal station. The CCTVs have been installed with a view to improve passenger safety services and monitoring cleanliness inside the station premises.
A control room too has been established where RPF personnel and other railway staff would carry on 24X7 monitoring of the feed from cameras. Present DRM Alok Kumar and MLA Vishwas Sarang were also present at Bhopal station.
The ISS was inaugurated by previous DRM Bhopal Rajiv Chaudhary on October 28 last year. He had also said the number of cameras may be increased depending upon need and may also be repositioned after initial feedback.
Sanjar also inaugurated extended cover over shed at platform no 1 of Habibganj railway station, followed by washable apron of platforms 2 and 4. The extended shed would benefit passengers of trains like Shatabdi Express ahead of monsoons and also from scorching sun.
Addressing media at Habibganj station, Sanjar said over sheds at platforms 2/3 and 4/5 would be constructed soon. Also, he assured that demands like increasing capacity of first class waiting room, construction of new service bridge at Pul Bodge would be looked into.
Railway officials, including senior divisional commercial manager Brijendra Kumar and local MLA Surendranath Singh was also present at Habibganj station during the programme.
DRM Alok Kumar also inspected the waiting rooms, toilets, concourse areas, food stalls, foot-over-bridge (FoB), cleanliness and hygiene at platforms, enquiry counters, parking areas, dormitories, and retiring rooms at Bhopal station on Saturday.
He also spoke to passengers about quality of food at the station and inspected rate list of food items sold.