Bhubaneswar, July 6: With an aim to strengthen the Security System at Railway Station premises, Indian Railways is going to implement Video Surveillance System (VSS) project (CCTV Cameras Network) under Nirbhaya Fund at 756 railway stations over the country including 15 stations from East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction. Executing the job through agency has also been finalized.
First phase of the project will cover major stations of category A1, A, B,C numbering 756 and is likely to be completed by January 2023. The remaining stations will be covered in phase-2 of implementation.
Angul, Bhadrak, Brahmapur, Dhenkanal, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Khurda Road, Balangir, Sambalpur, Titlagarh JN., Koraput, Rayagada, Palasa, Jagdalpur, Srikakulam Road and Vizianagaram stations in ECoR jurisdiction will have VSS.
Minister of Railways Ashwani Vaishnaw said, “We Need to rapidly absorb new technology in Railways, be it for rolling stock, construction, safety, cyber security, or in situations where there is a human interface”.
This VSS system will be IP based and will have a network of CCTV cameras. These CCTVs are being networked on optical fiber cable and the video feed of the CCTV cameras will be displayed not only at local RPF posts but also at a centralized CCTV control room at divisional and zonal level.
The CCTV cameras of stations and video feeds will be monitored at these 3 levels to ensure enhanced safety and security at railway premises. The system comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled Video Analytics Software and Facial Recognition Software which will help to detect known criminals triggering an alert when they enter station premises. Network Management System (NMS) has been also been provided for monitoring of Cameras, Server, UPS and Switches which can be viewed from any web browser by authorized personnel.