Senior Western Railway (WR) officials and Central Railway (CR) general manager Sunil Kumar Sood installed the first CCTV camera system inside a Mumbai local train on Friday.
The train that operated between Churchgate and Bandra, got its first CCTV after the WR’s efforts to test the system for almost six months before declaring it fit to be deployed, as reported by the Express News Service.
The CCTV surveillance system is primarily being installed in the women’s coaches in three EMU rakes, initially.
“It has been installed so as to ensure that the entry and exit of the compartment are covered completely,” a WR official told ENS. He further added, “The cameras have been customised as per requirements and will work on traction technology which can withstand shock and vibrations as trains on the suburban section often clock 80-100 km/h.”
Women in Mumbai welcomed the decision and are assured that it will help ensure the safety of women in trains.
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