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Security upgrade soon for six ‘vulnerable’ CR stations

The project, passed just five months before the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, has seen a long delay.

The elaborate plan of CCTV cameras and control rooms at six vulnerable railway stations on Central Railway, part of the proposed Integrated Security System for the suburban railways, is likely to be completed before this Diwali, said Railway officials.

The project, passed just five months before the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, has seen a long delay.

Authorities at Central Railway (CR) claim the various causes of delays in awarding the tender and identifying locations have now been comprehensively tackled.

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The ISS includes CCTVs based on internet connectivity, a personnel and baggage screening system, an access control system and bomb detection-disposal systems.

The contract for installation of 844 internet-based CCTV camera surveillance at six stations ( Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar, Kurla, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Thane and Kalyan) was handed to a Tata group company, Nelco Limited. Work is now complete at three stations — CST, Dadar and Thane.

“The project of ISS of about Rs 27 crore includes providing 85 door frame metal detectors (DFMD), 426 hand-held metal detectors (HHMD), 13 baggage and vehicle scanners including 844 CCTVs,” said a senior officer of CR.

First published on: 31-03-2015 at 04:00 IST
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