Seeking to enhance the safety of its women passengers, the railways has okayed the installation of CCTV cameras in 500 coaches of various trains, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday,Dec 23. CCTV cameras have already been installed on trial basis in a few coaches of some trains like Shan-e-Punjab Express of Northern Railway and Kerala Express, Mannai Express and Rameswaram Express operated by Southern Railway, Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha, said in written reply.
Besides, he said, video surveillance systems have been provided in women’s coaches on three electric multiple unit (EMU) rakes of Western Railway and one operating under Central Railway. “Work has also been sanctioned for providing CCTV cameras in 500 coaches in various rakes of different trains,” the minister said. PTI