Electronic surveillance launched in select trains

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Indian Railways has introduced CCTV and video surveillance systems in select trains on a trial basis, parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Three coaches of the Shan-e-Punjab Express of Northern Railways and one coach each in Kerala Express, Mannai Express and Rameshwaram Express of Southern Railways have been equipped with CCTVs, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

“Video surveillance system has also been provided in ladies coaches of three Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) rakes of Western Railway and one EMU rake of Central Railway,” said Sinha.

Indian Railways has also sanctioned 500 CCTVs for 500 coaches in various trains, the minister added.

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