19 May 2012

Corporate Security Scheme of Indian Railways

The Ministry of Railways in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs constituted a Committee for recommending a Composite Security Plan in the year 2007. The Committee consisted of officers from Railway Protection Force (RPF), Intelligence Bureau, Delhi Police, Central Industrial Security Force, National Security Guard and Railways. The terms of reference of the Committee included assessment of infrastructure, rolling stock and existing security arrangements in selected railway stations/establishment in the country and to carry a threat perception analysis and to suggest both short term and long term human resource management measures and technological solutions. 

Based on the recommendation of the above Committee, 202 sensitive stations have been selected for upgradation of security surveillance mechanism. For this purpose, a seven member Committee has finalized an Integrated Security System. The above system consists of four broad areas: 

I. Internet Protocol based Close Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance system. 

II. Access Control

III. Personal and baggage screening system

IV. Bomb Detection and Disposal System

The concept is to have multiple checking system starting from entry to the station premises and continuing till the boarding of the train. The above system is being installed at an estimated expenditure of Rs. 353 crore under Works Programme. Contract for installation of the system over 64 railway stations has already been awarded by seven Zonal Railways. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

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