New CCTV Cameras up in New Delhi Train Station
In the beautiful Indian city of New Delhi, the Railway Station is a huge hub of transportation and commerce. The station sees over five hundred thousand commuters on a daily basis. With such a large number, it would only make sense that the New Delhi government is currently overseeing the installation of several new System and have already become operational, according to Anurag Sachan. Sachan is the Divisional Railway Manager of Delhi Division. These new CCTV security surveillance cameras come in a very wide variety, with 98 cameras being in a fixed position and 62 cameras that rotate constantly. These cameras have been placed in vital positions throughout the railway station and can send alerts to security experts in a control room about seemingly abandoned luggage or suspicious behavior and activity. Once the additional 160 cameras have been installed, there will be a total of 531 CCTV security surveillance cameras across 10 railway stations of the Delhi Division including New Delhi, Nizamuddin, Old Delhi and Anand Vihar at an estimated cost of Rs 22o million. “The installation at New Delhi is complete now and it will be completed in other stations soon,” the DRM said.
At this time, New Delhi handles over five hundred thousand passengers and 275 trains on a daily basis.
Railways have decided to implement Integrated Security System at 202 stations across the country.
The Integrated Security System comprises mainly CCTV surveillance, access control, personal and baggage screening system, explosive detection and disposal system, vehicle scanner and systems integration.
Sachan said there is a constant endeavor to improve passenger amenities and safety measures at rail premises.
Acknowledging the shortage of water, the DRM said, “We reviewed the situation. The problem is big as there is a requirement of 12.5 million liters of water per day in New Delhi station alone. Steps are being taken to address the problem.”
As far as drinking water is concerned, he said “we have allowed the sale of branded water at stations besides the Railneer”.
Delhi Division has also undertaken measures to save energy. “The energy conservation system has been implemented at a few stations and as per the system, 70 per cent lights at platforms will be off after the departure of trains and with approaching trains the lights will be on automatically,” Sachan said.
With those new cameras in place, the people of New Delhi are sure to feel a little safer about taking the train. With all of those people, there are vast ways that safety can be improved upon and regulated. Thanks to CCTV security surveillance technology, crime in the area can be deterred and prevented. And even if a crime does happen, no one will be able to deny the evidence that is provided by those high-quality cameras.