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Nov 25 2016 (19:48)  CCTV Cameras in Coaches (pib.nic.in)
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In order to improve the safety and security of passengers, including women and children, the Government has installed CCTV cameras on a limited number of coaches of passenger and suburban trains on a pilot basis. It has already been completed in about 25 passenger coaches and 44 suburban coaches.
Integral Coach Factory (ICF) / Chennai was assigned the responsibility for developing the specification for CCTV cameras in coaches by Railway Board. ICF, accordingly, issued a specification and provided CCTVs on trial basis in 04 coaches during the year 2015.
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an Expert Group comprising of senior Railway officials on CCTV system for Rail Transport Application. After due deliberation and interaction with industry representatives and other technical experts, the Expert Group submitted its recommendations to Railway Board regarding improvement in the existing specification. Railway Board accepted the recommendations made by the Expert Group and advised ICF to modify its specification accordingly. ICF, subsequently, issued a revised specification for fitment of CCTV in coaches in August 2016.
Discussions were held with stakeholders at various stages.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 25.11.2016 (Friday).
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