Bhubaneswar railway station brought under CCTV surveillance

In a bid to boost security arrangements, closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system has been installed at Bhubaneswar railway station and 32 cameras put at vantage points.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 15, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to boost security arrangements, closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system has been installed at Bhubaneswar railway station and 32 cameras put at vantage points.

The 32 IP-based surveillance cameras have been installed at vantage points like all the platforms, entrance and exit points and circulating areas of Bhubaneswar Station premises, an East Coast Railway (ECoR) statement said on Monday.

General Manager of ECoR Rajiv Vishnoi inspected the railway Station today and reviewed the CCTV system installed at various places of the Station.

Access to the footage of surveillance cameras has also been extended to Passenger Reservation System (PRS) Counters, Booking Office, concourse, 2nd Class Waiting Hall and FOBs to keep a vigil on various suspicious activities for safety of passengers and safeguarding Railway properties.

The feeds from these cameras reach the Centralised Control Room of the station where the Railway Protection Force personnel monitor the visuals Round the Clock.

Apart from recording and playback facility, the video data can be stored for 30 days. Of the 32 cameras, 13 of the cameras are moveable and remaining 19 are fixed cameras including Dome Camera.

This Surveillance System will help the Security personnel to track the miscreants from the Platform and circulating areas of the Station and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) have already started netting the miscreants.

To minimise inconvenience to passengers and to avoid rush at Entry & Exit points, crowd management can be easily handled out due to installation of CCTV Surveillance System.

Apart from this, cleanliness of the station premises will also be monitored. Cleanliness of platforms and circulating areas including railway track at station areas are being chased up for making the station clean and hygienic.