CCTV Cameras in Railway Stations

Updates: 23.07.2016

CCTV Cameras in 1000 more Railway Stations 

Indian Railway announced in the press release about the coast of Installation of CCTVs in Railway stations and work in progress related to that . Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) have already been provided at 344 stations over Indian Railways. Railways have also planned to install Video Surveillance System (VSS) at 1000 stations under Nirbhaya Fund. 

Total estimated cost of VSS chargeable to Nirbhaya Fund stands at 500 crore. Installation of CCTV cameras also forms part of Integrated Security System (ISS) and total estimated cost at 202 stations stands at 252.76 crore. The facility would be extended to 1000 stations, including Category ‘C’ suburban stations.

Strengthening and upgradation of security infrastructure is an ongoing process. Strengthening of CCTV surveillance system at the major stations is being done as per requirement. 
Updates: 25.05.2015


CCTV Camera on Mumbai Ladies Special Coach

Western Railways announced that they are going to installing CCTV (Closed Circuit Televisions) cameras on ladies compartments of Mumbai Local Trains for the safety of Women passengers. The video surveillance system in ladies coaches is being installed in three EMU rakes initially. 4 to 8 surveillance cameras are planned in each ladies coach to provide maximum coverage of entire area. The video surveillance system will record all the data in a digital video recorder which will have sufficient capacity to store the data for 30 days. This data can be used by investigating agency, in case of any incidence involving security of lady commuters.
Installed Cameras have 3 Mega Pixel resolutions, with capacity shoot all the areas of the Ladies Special compartment. 
The video surveillance system will record all the details on DVR with 30 days data capacity. This video can be used by Intelligence officers when any incidents occur on the Ladies compartment. This camera's are located on the entry and exit of the ladies special coach with clear view of each person. These cameras have also facility to capture the records even there is shock occur due higher speed. As of now this feature is go live with pilot only. Once positive feedback received on the railways will extend this facility to other rakes too.

Previous Update: 1 - 06 - 2013


Central Railway decided to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras in General and reserved trains and Emergency Push Button on Ladies Coaches. Central Railway will make a trial of this new applications in January 15th,2013. Railway decided to install 40 cameras in one Train as a trial
This sudden action of Railway is based on the Delhi incident. It help to avoid threat and harassment on Trains especially in Ladies Specials.
Emergency Push Button is only for Ladies Coaches but CCTV for all General Local Train. One Control Room for CCTVs in trains will be at CST and one recording box is at Motorman Cabin.

From Control Room staff can watch and monitor running trains,and at the time of emergency Control Room staff can identify the train and catch the train at the very the next station. Danish Company, FOCON is studying further details of this application.
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Western Railways announced that they are going to installing CCTV (Closed Circuit Televisions) cameras on ladies compartments of Mumbai Local Trains for the safety of Women passengers.

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