NEW DELHI :
IN VIEW of persisting terror threats, Integrated Security System (ISS) is being installed at several railway stations to detect the suspected terrorists and identify the unattended luggage from the railway premises as well as the train coaches. In an interview with IANS, Arun Kumar, Director General of RPF said, “Other than the deployment of the RPF and the RPSF (Railway Protection Security Force) we have launched a commando batallion known as CORAS commando.” Kumar said that the RPF is now harnessing technology in a big way as far as railway safety is concerned.
“Under the ISS, we have installed number of CCTV cameras at number of places, in train coaches, railway stations and we are going to analyse the feed from the CCTV cameras, using this artificial intelligence. This will provide us important feedback for the safety of the railway premises,” he said. The RPF Director General said that the system has been installed at over 202 stations including New Delhi railway station. The national carrier has planned to install CCTV cameras at all the major stations to keep an eagle eye on the miscreants and the terrorist activities on the rail network. According to the railways, the national transporter carries about 1.2 million passengers daily on its vast network of over 62,000 km.