Railway board approves enhanced security measures at stations

October 23rd, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Railway Board has approved the installation of enhanced security devices at railway stations considered to be “sensitive” and vulnerable to security breaches, parliament was informed Thursday.”The outright purchase model with annual maintenance contract includes installation and maintainence of CCTV system, electronic access control, personal and baggage screening system, explosive detection and disposal system, Integrated Security System at important stations and all suburban stations in the metro cities of Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai,” Minister of State for Railways R. Velu said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

The system would be installed under tje build, own, operate and transfer model, the minister added.

The project will be implemented in two phases. For the phase-I stations, proposals are to be implemented in 2008-09 and for phase-II stations proposals are to be implemented in 2009-10.

The 185 stations identified under this scheme also includes 17 stations of Kolkata Metro Railway.

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