Indian Railways Take Measures to Strengthen Security at Stations
OREANDA-NEWS. February 15, 2012. Indian Railways are implementing Integrated Security System at 202 important and sensitive stations of the country in first phase. Out of these 202 stations, the system is scheduled to become functional at 76 stations by 31st March 2012 and at remaining stations in 2012-13. This system provides for multiple screening/checking of passengers right from the point of entry. The ‘Integrated Security System’, comprising of latest machines and software, will supplement conventional methods of security which are also being strengthened. There will be dedicated control rooms at strategic locations for round the clock monitoring through the Close Circuit TV (CCTV) based surveillance system. The CCTV System will be installed in the stations area in such a manner that it covers the entire station premises including concourse, waiting halls, platforms, over-bridges etc. The CCTV system will be internet protocol based and will have important video analytics which will give automatic signals in case of suspected baggage, excessive crowd, intrusion by unauthorized persons etc.
For personal screening, reliance shall be on hand held metal detectors, door frame metal detectors and frisking in suspected cases. Baggage screening will be done through large size X-Ray machines. Bomb Detection & Disposal System will be available with latest equipment at important stations.
Boundary wall alongwith barbed wall fencing will be provided in such a manner that unauthorized entry/exit is not possible through-out the station area. Automatic vehicle scanner will be provided at entry gates from where vehicles enter into the station premises. A scanner will be integrated into the Control Room meant for surveillance. Trained Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel are utilized to ensure proper functioning of the ‘Integrated Security System’. To ensure smooth functioning of the machines and software, annual maintenance will be an integral part of the contract. For personal screening, reliance shall be on hand held metal detectors, door frame metal detectors and frisking in suspected cases. Baggage screening will be done through large size X-Ray machines.