Installation of CCTV at stations

Installation of CCTV at stations

Zone-wise position of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras installed during the last three years and the current year (upto  June 2018) are as under:-

Zone/Year Number of CCTV camera installed
  2015 2016 2017 2018

(Up to June)

Central Railway 679 2076 72 Nil
Eastern Railway Nil Nil 325 261
East Central Railway Nil Nil Nil 272
East Coast Railway 101 55 48 Nil
North Central Railway 58 100 237 50
North Eastern Railways Nil 72 55 39
Northeast Frontier Railway Nil 23 Nil 8
North Western Railway Nil Nil 22 24
Northern Railway 29 27 20 271
South Central Railway Nil 2 1 Nil
South Eastern Railway 74 158 Nil Nil
South East Central Railway 15 34 174 8
Southern Railway Nil 93 116 Nil
South Western Railway Nil Nil Nil 33
West Central Railway Nil Nil Nil 75
Western Railway 1066 240 153 Nil
Total Cameras 2022 2880 1223 1041


CCTV cameras are proposed to be installed progressively at all stations except halt stations and passenger carrying coaches except General Coaches subject to availability of funds.

Railways, through the Railway Protection Force (RPF), are supplementing efforts of GRPs of respective States to strengthen security across Indian Railways. Measures initiated by RPF to strengthen security include escorting of 2500 trains (on an average daily), in addition to escorting of 2200 such trains by GRP, access control at important stations, operationalisation of Security Help Line number 182, surveillance through CCTV cameras provided at 436 stations, prosecution of offenders under relevant provisions of the Railways Act, 1989, security of women passengers and rescue of children, etc. Regular coordination is being maintained with the State Police/GRP authorities at all levels. In addition, State Level Security Committee for Railways (SLSCR) have been constituted for all State/Union Territories (UTs) under the Chairmanship of respective Director General of Police/ Commissioner of States/ Union Territories for regular monitoring and review of security arrangements for regular monitoring and review of security arrangements for the Railways.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


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