All railway stations along the Konkan rail route from Karwar in Karnataka to Ratnagiri in Maharashtra will now have video surveillance. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the Internet Protocol-based video surveillance system for 17 stations on the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited’s route and the central control room at Madgaon.
Besides, the Madgaon and Thivim railway stations in Karwar region already have the CCTV systems. Prabhu inaugurated the IP-based video surveillance system for 17 stations along the Konkan route during a function held at Margao railway station on Sunday. He also laid the foundation stone for a rail overbridge at Davorlim in South Goa.
The 17 stations on the Konkan route where there would be video surveillance include Kolad, Mangaon, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankawali, Kudal, Sindhudurg and Sawantwadi in Ratnagiri region, and Pernem, Karmali, Canacona, Karwar, Gokama, Bhatkal, Udupi and Surathkal in Karwar region.
A KRCL official said around 12 to 16 fixed dome type and fixed box type cameras, having recording facility for 30 days are provided at each station to cover the entrance, lobby, platforms, ticket booking counters and other places. Besides, an LED monitor is provided in the station master’s room for monitoring of cleanliness, the official said.
The LED monitors are also provided at nine RPF outposts for security monitoring of these stations. He said the Goa government and Konkan Railway have agreed to construct five rail overbridges at various level crossings around Madgaon City in South Goa district on 50-50 cost sharing basis.