Indore (Madhya Pradesh): In order to make the nine nearby railway stations, including the city railway station, modern and safe, Video Surveillance Systems (VSS) will be installed there. Based on Artificial Intelligence, this system will be smart enough to get footage of accidents happening at stations and also alert the authorities about the movement of any blacklisted criminal so that immediate action can be taken.
The system is likely to be installed well before January 2023. It is being implemented by RailTel, a railway undertaking. The entire cost of setting up this system will be met from the Nirbhaya Fund of the Centre. In this system, many types of cameras will be installed in every area of the station, such as entry and exit points, platforms, parking lots, railway overbridges, reservation counters, waiting rooms, booking counters and so forth. Being connected with state-of-the-art technology, alerts will be issued in these areas on any kind of accidents.
Footage will be recorded in the police or railway records. If any such a criminal passes by the camera, this system will issue an alert immediately if there is facial recognition. Data from this entire system will reach the local RPF, as well as at the divisional and zonal levels, where an alert from the control-room will be sent to the station authorities concerned for immediate help or action. This will help in dealing with accidents, as well as crimes.
Names of the 9 stations
The system will be installed at 9 railway stations, including Indore, Dewas, Mhow, Nagda, Ratlam, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Chittorgarh and Dahod. Recordings on these hi-tech cameras will also be kept safe for 30 days, so that they can be used later to investigate any incident. In the next phase, other stations will also be connected to it.
Two panic buttons will also be installed at each station. In case of any emergency, immediate help will be provided when a passenger presses them. The cameras will also focus on the person pressing the panic button and record his position. This should help take immediate action in cases of accidents and crimes.
Khemraj Meena, PRO of Ratlam division, said that, in all, 756 stations in the country had been selected in the first phase for this system. In the Ratlam division, the system will be placed at 9 railway stations. The system will automatically detect accidents and criminals and give out alerts.