The Union railway ministry has selected 13 stations under Ferozepur railway division, including four from Punjab circle for the integrated security system.
The stations selected include, from Punjab; Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Pathankot Cantonment, from Jammu & Kashmir ; Pampore, Srinagar, Budgam, Punjgam, Anantnag, Udhampur, Awantipore, Pampore, Mazhom.
The surveillance mechanism of stations is being strengthened as they have been identified as sensitive.
After consultation with the zonal railways, 202 stations across country were narrowed down for the integrated security system (ISS).
The system comprises of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, access control, personal and baggage screening, bomb detection and disposal system.
A railway official said, “The project has been in pipeline for past two years and was to be carried out by the railway headquarters.”
The project has been divided into two parts. The work of the CCTV installations is given to the state divisions. Baggage screening, bomb detection and other works of strengthening surveillance mechanism will not be considered.
These will be dealt by the Centre based chief single telecom and engineer (CSTE) project wing of the railways. The Ferozepur railway division of Northern railways has already floated tenders for CCTV cameras for 13 stations.
Other than strengthening the security infrastructure, railways have asked the states to take the responsibility of law and order, along with case registration and their investigation.
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