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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.
The Divisional Railway Manager of Central Railway’s Mumbai division, SK Jain, on Wednesday made a host of announcements pertaining to the division’s plans for the suburban rail network for the year 2018.
The plans, most of which are likely to finish by year end, include a number of changes aimed at improving women’s safety, ensuring passenger convenience and addressing existing issues.
The BSE Sensex soared 310 points on Wednesday to close above the 35,000-level for the first time ever after the government lowered additional borrowing requirement for this fiscal, calming widening fiscal deficit fears.
The wider Nifty too finished at its fresh life-time high on unabated buying. Banking stocks ratcheted up after the Centre lowered the additional borrowing requirement for the current fiscal to Rs 20,000 crore from Rs 50,000 crore estimated earlier.
The four remaining corridors required to the complete the railways’ ambitious golden quadrilateral, including Mumbai-Howrah and Mumbai-Chennai, are likely to be approved in the Union Budget 2018-19.
The golden quadrilateral entails the interconnection of four major metros – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata – through a high-speed network.
Application seeking FIR against Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty for ‘bhangi’ remark filed in Bhoiwada Court
An application was filed in Mumbai’s Bhoiwada Court on Wednesday seeking FIR against Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty Kundra for allegedly using the word ‘bhangi ‘in a derogatory way and hurting sentiments of Valmiki community.
Salman had reportedly used the word last month while referring to his dancing skills, while Shilpa had used the word to describe how she looked at home.
A complaint was later filed against the two in Rajasthan’s Churu district, following which they were booked under relevant sections of SC/ST Act and summoned by Deputy SP, Hukum Singh on January 15. The two, however, failed to appear and have now been asked to come without fail on January 22.
Earlier, a complaint was also filed against the actors in Mumbai. Even the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) had sought replies from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the police commissioners of Delhi and Mumbai over the issue.