Rlys to have electronic security system soon

"We are implementing an electronic security system. This is going to be implemented soon," Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour. He was answering questions on measures taken by the Railways to provide security and safety to passengers.

The integrated security system will consist of electronic surveillance of vulnerable stations through close-circuit television camera network, access control and anti-sabotage checks, he said.

"The system has been approved to strengthen surveillance mechanism at 202 sensitive and vulnerable railway stations and it is under implementation," Trivedi said. He also said that his ministry was committed to doing "anything and everything" to see that vacant positions related to security were filled up.

"Efforts are on to augment the Railway Protection Force cadres for which employment notifications have been issued for recruitment of 11,952 vacancies of constables and 511 sub- inspectors," he said.

Trivedi said the strength of security establishment has been enhanced considerably in the recent past. Sanctions have been made for 5,134 non-gazetted posts including one Mahila Vahini and three RPSF battalions. Besides, 973 non-gazetted posts were created in 2008 for East Coast Railway, East Central Railway, Northern Railway and South Eastern Railway zones, he added.

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