In a bid to improve security at railway stations across India, the Indian Railways, on Wednesday (January 8), announced that it will be installing an internet protocol-based video surveillance system (VSS). The intelligent surveillance system will be using video analytics and facial recognition features to monitor and track suspicious activities across stations, including waiting halls, reservation counters, parking areas and others.
The Railway Board in a press statement said that it will be installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across 983 stations under Nirbhaya funds. Earlier, the government had allocated a budget of INR 250 Cr to Indian Railways under this fund for the installation of the video surveillance system for women’s safety.
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