India's Central Railway Finally Concludes 10-Year Security Project

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India’s Central Railway (CR) has been undergoing multiple changes in its level of security which includes numerous stations like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus / Photo by: Aliaksandr Mazurkevich via 123rf

 

For the longest time, 10 years to be exact, India’s Central Railway (CR) has been undergoing multiple changes in its level of security to be able to improve the overall experience of the passengers on board the trains and the people on the platform. This long-standing project is called the Integrated Security System (ISS). But finally, the very last security feature to be added is an under-vehicle scanner that checks for potential threats or contraband is installed, thereby marking the end of this long security process, according to a report published on timesofindia.indiatimes.com.

The project also spans numerous stations, which include the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Dadar, and Kural to name a few, each one getting security devices to make the process of boarding trains safer and more efficient. The actual deployment came about as late as 2012 and will just conclude next month.

This project was conceptualized to be applied all over India to fulfill the objective of upgrading their existing infrastructure of security. It consists of better surveillance cameras, more advanced passenger screening systems, and even bomb detectors.

Currently, there are more than 940 cameras stationed all over the six stations under the project. An RPF officer reported that there was also an additional 210 cameras that installed to cover the blind spots the existing cameras are unable to catch. Criminals and people with malicious intent can take advantage of these blind spots, so these precautions were taken to make sure that everything is seen with every possible angle to achieve zero blind spots at all times.

These are only a few of the security measures taken to better improve these stations, and there are plans for even more stations all over India to receive additional security measures. All of this in the hope that people will feel safer and more comfortable on all their trips.