983 Railway stations have been identified for installation of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras under the Nirbhaya Fund.
Works to the tune of ? 413.36 crore (latest anticipated cost) have been approved under Integrated Security System to strengthen surveillance mechanism at 202 Railway stations over Indian Railways. Sanction of ? 500 crore has also been received for installation of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at identified railway stations under Nirbhaya Fund". Strengthening and upgradation of security infrastructure is an ongoing process. Need based allocation of fund is being made for creation of security related assets and procurement of plant and equipment (vehicles, baggage scanners,) etc. under Works Programme and Machinery and Plant Programme (M&P) of Railways each year.
? 50 Crore as mobilization advance has been given to RailTel for carrying out the work of provision of CCTV surveillances system at 983 Railway stations.
About 394 railway stations have already been provided with CCTV cameras over Indian Railways.
Suburban Railway Stations have also been identified for installation of CCTV cameras under Nirbhaya Fund.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 20.12.2017 (Wednesday).
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