An Integrated Security System (ISS) has been approved to strengthen surveillance mechanism at 202 railway stations, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
“ISS has been conceptualised as comprising of CCTV cameras, access control, personal and baggage screening system, bomb detection and disposal system which provides passengers from the point of entry in the station premises till boarding of train,” Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain informed the Lok Sabha.
The cost of the ISS project is Rs 385.06 crore, he added.
In addition, all India security helpline (182) has also been launched to ensure security at vulnerable stations.
Railways are supplementing efforts of states for better protection, and security of rail property, passenger area, passengers and matters connected therewith. Round the clock surveillance is being kept through CCTV cameras at 344 railway stations, he added
He also said that prevention and detection of crime, registration of cases and maintenance of law and order on railways is the statutory responsibility of states which was being discharged by them through the Government Railway Police (GRP).