In a bid to make rail commute safer for passengers, Central Railway (CR) is set to install over 11,000 CCTV cameras across all its locals plying on the suburban rail network by the end of 2018.
SK Jain, DRM of CR’s Mumbai division, detailed the plan on Wednesday while announcing a slew of measures that it plans to undertake this year. He also assured that the necessary budgetary allotments were made to ensure the work completes on time.
According to Jain, CR will install six cameras in every coach of all its 155 EMUs. The high-end cameras will have face-recognition ability and store data for a certain period. A total of 11,160 cameras will be installed.
In addition to the cameras, all ladies coaches will also have a talkback facility which will allow them to reach out to the guard in case of an emergency. Over 1,100 such talkback machines will be deployed in total.
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