Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) installed with a total cost Rs. 21.72 crore at four railway stations in Mumbai comprising CST, Dadar, Kurla and LTT. The system will monitor passenger activities through a network of CCTV cameras at six railway stations comprising CST, Dadar, Kurla, LTT, Kalyan and Thane. The ISS is aimed at improving security on Railway premises, ensuring safety of the people and averting terror attacks. He also inaugurated a modified foot over bridge (FOB) to facilitate passenger movement at Diva, new FOB at Vithalwadi apart from laying the foundation stone of a multi-level two-wheeler parking at Thane.
Once completed, the project would take the parking area up to 3000 sq. m from 700 sq. m earlier. While the work of the first phase of the project was completed in June 2015, the second phase is expected to be completed by December 2016.
Stressing that providing security is the primary responsibility of Railways, Mr. Prabhu, the minister said, “Along with the world, Indian Railways too has adopted such technology in controlling the crime in railway stations.” Integrated Security System, installed with a total cost Rs. 21.72 crore at Dadar, has a total of 118 CCTV cameras that will beam the live images of railway stations under its coverage on six monitors. “This will give a much needed fillip to the security of passengers,” he added.