CCTV Cameras in Railway Stations

CCTV Cameras in Trains

Indian Railway is keen to ensure the safety of passengers in trains and stations. Railway is taking various steps to ensure safety, including installing CCTV cameras in Trains etc. Following are the details.
CCTV : Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors.


List of Stations (State-wise) for the provision of Video Surveillance System under Nirbhaya Fund:-
Andhra Pradesh – 59
Assam – 8
Bihar – 53
Chhattisgarh – 13
Delhi – 4
Goa – 1
Gujarat – 34
Haryana – 16
Himachal Pradesh – 1
Jammu and Kashmir – 1
Jharkhand – 14
Karnataka – 32
Kerala – 24
Madhya Pradesh – 41
Maharashtra – 128
Odisha – 19
Punjab – 10
Puducherry – 1
Rajasthan – 39
Tamilnadu – 111
Telangana – 19
Uttar Pradesh – 76
Uttarakhand – 9
West Bengal – 269
Tripura – 1
Total – 983

The system is under implementation. All India Security Helpline 182 has been made functional through 70 Divisional Security Control Rooms (DSCR) of Railway Protection Force (RPF) of respective Zonal Railways. RPF personnel manning the Security Helpline attend calls and particulars obtained from the passenger are swiftly forwarded to concerned RPF /Government Railway Police (GRP) for rendering necessary security related assistance to passengers. Security helpline 182 is planned to be upgraded by making it automated, railway announced through a press release on 9th February, 2018.

Regarding medical facilities, first aid boxes containing essential drugs and dressing materials are provided with the gurads of all passenger carrying trains. In addition, augmented first aid boxes with wide range of medicines, disposable medical material, etc. have been provided with the Train Superintendents/ Guards of Rajdhani/ Shatabdi Express trains and some nominated trains. Front line staffs deployed on trains are also trained in rendering first aid. The Station Masters of all stations have details of doctors, clinics and hospitals, both Government and Private, in the vicinity of the station, so that their services could also be availed in emergencies. Ambulance services of both Railway hospitals and State Government are utilized as and when required.

Security has been identified as one of the priority areas by railways for strengthening and upgradation. 394 railway stations have so far been provided with close circuit television (CCTV) cameras for round the clock surveillance at these stations. All out efforts are being made in coordination with GRPs of respective States to strengthen security over Railways.


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.


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
CCTV Camera in Trains
CCTV Camera in Trains
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.


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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