KSRTC bus stands to have CCTV cameras for passenger safety

KSRTC bus stands to have CCTV cameras for passenger safety

Installation in phases, depending on importance of bus stand

KSRTC bus stands to have CCTV cameras for passenger safety

To ensure passengers’ safety, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to bring its major bus stands and depots under the digital scanner by installing high-resolution closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

The KSRTC has 15 divisions in the State, including Tumakuru, Hassan, Kolar, Davangere, Mangaluru, Mandya, Mysuru and Bengaluru. Considering the importance of passengers’ safety, the corporation has initiated steps to improve the security and vigilance at bus stands and its depots, too.

KSRTC Director (Security and Vigilance) B N S Reddy told Deccan Herald that the officials concerned from the 15 divisions of the corporation had proposed the installation of CCTV cameras at their respective bus stands and depots. The department has received requests for 358 cameras.

Priority basis

On a priority basis, the department has decided to sanction 76 cameras in the first phase against the demand for 358. The process has just started and it will take time to complete the installation as procedures need to be followed, said Reddy.

The Kempegowda Bus Station already has 11 cameras and it will get an additional four cameras. Puttur, Hassan and Ramanagaram will get eight cameras each, while Mandya has been sanctioned seven, he said.

These cameras will be fixed at the entry and exit points in the bus stands covering the movements of passengers.

Cameras in depots

A few cameras will be installed in the depots of KSRTC properties such as buses and equipment. The installation of CCTV cameras will not only help provide safety for the passenger but also keep an eye on the staff of the department.

The demand for the CCTV will be fulfilled in a phased manner, which depends on the importance of the bus stand, Reddy said.