New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian Railway has approved the Integrated Security System (ISS) to strengthen surveillance mechanism at 202 railways stations, the ministry said on Friday.
“ISS has been conceptualised as comprising of CCTV cameras, access control, personal and baggage screening system, bomb detection and disposal system which provides passengers from the point of entry in the station premises till boarding of train,” Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain informed the Lok Sabha.
The cost of the ISS project is Rs 385.06 crore, he added.
He also said that prevention and detection of crime, registration of cases and maintenance of law and order on railways is the statutory responsibility of states which was being discharged by them through the Government Railway Police (GRP).
“Railways, through the Railway Protection Force (RPF), are supplementing efforts of states for better protection and security,” said the minister in a written reply.
In addition, all India security helpline (182) has also been launched to ensure security at vulnerable stations.