Integrated security system at rly station by this fiscal year

Integrated security system at rly station by this fiscal year

Finally, the integrated security system at the main railway station in the city that was long in the making, is expected to be in place by the end of this fiscal.

Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of South Western Railways, Mysore, D Rajkumar Lal told the media, here, on Wednesday, that 80 per cent of the works related to the hi-tech security system have been already completed, with the installation of 34 closed circuit TV cameras.

Among them, 14 are fixed cameras, while the rest of the 20 cameras are PTZ type that tilts and zooms covering a wide range of the area. Apart from the baggage scanner, under vehicle scanner, hand held metal detectors (HHMD) will also be procured to ensure foolproof mechanism, he said.


The scanning machines are yet to arrive. A dedicated control room set up for the purpose will monitor the system, lal informed. That apart, dedicated sniffer squad with five highly trained dogs of different breeds has been made available from the dog kennels in Mysore and Davangere. To ensure security inside the train, Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel continue to keep a tab on anti-social activities if any, Lal added.

Replying to media queries, Lal said, the railways had sanctioned a total of Rs 8.5 crore to install the aforementioned security system at Mysore, Bangalore and Hubli stations.

Rs 2.5 cr for Mysore

Of the total amount, Rs 2.5 crore is being spent on the Mysore station alone, said the DRM.

Lal asserted that plans were afoot to monitor cleanliness of the station premises with the help of the same cameras installed for security purposes.

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