GRP wants 100 hi-resolution CCTV cameras at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT):  The Kurla GRP on Monday submitted a proposal to the Central Railway to enhance electronic surveillance at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in the wake of techie Esther Anuhya’s murder. A blueprint has been submitted to the Divisional Railway Manager. The GRP and the city crime branch have questioned nearly 2,500 persons so far in the case, but are yet to make any arrests.

“We have sought at least 100 CCTVs, which will have high-resolution grabs, fro installation at LTT. The New Delhi railway station has installed such cameras long time ago. At present, only about 20-30% of LTT is covered by CCTV cameras and their images are grainy. We have gathered the footage of a man carrying Anuhya’s luggage on platforms 4-5, but the images can’t be zoomed in too much,” said senior inspector Shivaji Dhumal, Kurla GRP.

The isolated terminus is flanked by a large slum colony on one side. Cops want to instal the CCTV cameras at all entrances/exits, waiting halls and taxi parking areas. “If the parking area had a decent camera, we would have known who drove Anuhya away.

Installing more baggage scanners and metal detectors has also been suggested,” said Dhumal. GRP officials said CCTVs at LTT’s new building are yet to be made functional. The proposal includes a suggestion to fortify LTT with a 12-ft boundary wall. The railways has been battling unhindered access issue at most stations.