Mumbai: The new set of Bombardier rakes which will be brought to the city and inducted in Western Railway will have CCTV cameras installed. The rakes which are currently being produced in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai will install CCTV cameras. This comes as already three Bombardiers have been inducted in the Western Railway, which now has planned to introduce the CCTV cameras in the women’s compartments of the ‘Siemens’ local trains within a week.
A MRVC official said, “The Western Railway will be getting the new set of Bombardier rakes first which makes it better to install the CCTV cameras from ICF and then get inducted into service. The process of installing the cameras in the Bombardier rake is still on as we have approached the board and will further take the decision. The installing of cameras in Bombardier rakes could not only save time but also save money as the cameras will be installed back in Chennai and then inducted into the Western Railway.”
Earlier in May, CCTV cameras were installed in the Western Railway in the women’s compartment on trial basis and the WR was taking customer feedback. The target to install 90 CCTV cameras in the local trains on the western line by July was missed. However, the Western Railway is determined to install CCTV cameras in local trains within a week. A Western Railway official said, “The CCTV cameras’ installation in the women’s compartments will begin within a week. CCTV cameras will be installed in all women’s compartments of the local trains, once the cameras are fitted, then the proposal of installing the CCTV cameras in other compartments will begin. The cameras will be very helpful in monitoring the local compartments. The CCTV cameras are customised to withstand shocks and vibrations on suburban railway trains which often clock around 100 kms per hour.”