Integrated CCTV Surveillance System almost ready at Mysore Railway Station: DRM

34 CCTVs to monitor Mysore Railway Station to address various security-related issues that’s aimed at zero tolerance towards possible gaps in security preparedness of the Railways – Rajkumar Lal, DRM Mysore Division/SWR said

मैसूर Mysore (MYS): An integrated security system will soon be in place at Mysore Railway Station as part of the overall revamping of security at important stations across the country.

According to Divisional Railway Manager Rajkumar Lal, more than 80 per cent of the work has been completed. The security system is being put in place at a cost of Rs. 2.5 crore, he said. Mr. Lal told presspersons here on Wednesday that 34 cameras will be positioned at vantage points, of which 20 will be the PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) Cameras that will give a full-field view of the area under surveillance.

The remaining 14 cameras will be stationary, focussing on sensitive areas such as platforms, entry and exit points, foot over-bridges and waiting halls, among others. These cameras will provide high resolution displays, recording and video playback facilities.

There will be continuous monitoring of the station premises and the property of the Railways, including coaches, he said. The camera positions have been identified and agreed upon by experts, while the control room to monitor the images has also been established. “By the end of this financial year, the new security system should be in place,” Mr.Lal said.

There will be only one entry and exit point as part of the new security system and the baggage screening will be automated with X-ray scanners as in airports. In addition, there will be an under-vehicle scanning system to ensure that the security is foolproof, he said.

For security on board the trains, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) staff will be deployed on long-distance journeys. The integrated security system is being implemented in nearly 200 railway stations across the country in a bid to thwart untoward incidents.

Three stations in the South Western Railway have been identified for the integrated security system based on their importance and threat perception.

Apart from Mysore, the system will be in place in Bangalore City and Yeshwantpur stations. Apart from CCTV cameras to monitor station precincts and passengers, there will be access control at railway stations to prevent entry of unauthorised persons.

A total of thirty 32-inch LED TVs have also been installed at various locations at the station, including the main concourse, waiting rooms, reservation office, among other places, for the benefit of rail passengers. Arrival and departure time and relevant platform number will be regularly telecast using the URL of the Railways for providing accurate information to the public.

Bangalore Srishti Communications Kumar, the licensee for the CCTV contract, explained its features.

Additional DRM Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager. K Anil Kumar, Senior Divisional Engineers Soundarrajan, and C.M.Ranganath, Sr. Divisional Finance Manager L.V.Dudam, Sr.Divisional Finance Manager and Sr. Divisional S&T Engineer Sourabh Verma were present.