4 June 2015

WR launches CCTV Cameras in a Ladies Coach from 29th May, 2015

In a move towards ensuring safety of women commuters who travel by its local trains, Western Railway has installed Electronic Surveillance System (CCTV)   inside a ladies compartment o­n trial basis.  The system will be launched from 29th May, 2015 during the Upbhokta Pakwada being observed o­n Western Railway from 26thMay to 9th June 2015.

            The electronic surveillance system in ladies coaches is being installed in three EMU rakes initially. 4 to 8 surveillance cameras are planned in each ladies coachto provide maximum coverage of entire area. The system records the data in a digital video recorder which has sufficient capacity to store the data for 30 days. This data can be used by investigating agency, in case of any incidence involving security of lady commuters.

            The cameras have a resolution of three mega pixels with wide angles to cover all corners of the compartment. It is installed in such a way so that the entry & exit of the compartment is covered completely to capture images of all who enter & exit the compartment. These cameras are customized for requirement of the Railway and are based o­n traction technology that can withstand shock and vibrations as trains often clock 80-100 kmph o­n suburban section.

            Shri S K Sood, General Manager, Western Railway will be present o­n the occasion of launching of the surveillance system along with senior officers. Subsequent to introduction of this rake in service, feedback will be obtained from all concerned before extending it to other EMU rakes.

            The introduction of electronic surveillance system in ladies compartments of the suburban trains, the first of its kind, will go a long way in instilling the sense of security among the women commuters while acting as a strong deterrent to the anti social elements.