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Real-time surveillance through CCTVs will secure Metro

To guard against eve-teasing,harassment of passengers,thefts and security threats,the consortium in charge of the Metro corridor will provide real-time surveillance on trains.

To guard against eve-teasing,harassment of passengers,thefts and security threats,the consortium in charge of the Metro corridor will provide real-time surveillance on trains. It has hired Thales Group of Austria for the purpose.

The group providing video transmission system technology will install CCTVs on trains plying in the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor. Footage from the cameras connected to a central control room will be continuously monitored and recorded.

“This technology is different. In systems at Metro corridors in the rest of the country,the footage is recorded and retrieved only when a rake reaches a depot. It is not monitored real time,” said a spokesperson for Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL),a consortium of Reliance Infrastructure,Veolia Transport and MMRDA.

Every train will have eight surveillance cameras – two in each coach.

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Initially,16 trains of four coaches each will ply in the corridor. As more people start using Metro,the number will go up to 18 trains of six coaches each.

The 12 stations in the corridor would also be secured with more than 500 CCTVs,the MMOPL spokesperson said.

“The system will also alert metro pilots in emergencies such as fire,bad weather and terror attacks and enable quick action,” he said.

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The Versova-Airport Road Station part of the Metro,whose construction started in February 2008,is expected to be opened to public in September this year. MMOPL expects to fully commission the corridor by year-end.

First published on: 26-07-2013 at 03:12:33 am
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