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Video surveillance system on trains 

  • IASbaba
  • July 20, 2020
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Video surveillance system on trains 

Part of: GS Mains III – Infrastructure; Security 

In news: 

  • Railway board had formed a committee to standardise the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Video Surveillance System in coaches. 
  • The SOP would consist of details relating to data uploading, retention and retrieval besides defining monitoring and response by security personnel and front line Railway officials. 

Do you know? 

  • The Railways has planned to install surveillance cameras in 7,000 coaches by March 2021 as part of a Video Surveillance System to cover stations and trains. 
  • The panel has devised a strategy on the modalities and procedure for real­time surveillance, storage, retention and retrieval of feed generated by CCTV cameras installed in passenger coaches. 

Benefits: 

  • Security measure to prevent/detect crimes at railway stations/trains. 
  • Helps to ensure adequate safety of women, children and elderly passengers on railway premises.

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