CCTV CAMERAS IN TRAINS
Western Railway announced that in a move towards ensuring safety of women commuters who travel by its local trains, Western Railway has installed Electronic Surveillance System (CCTV) inside a ladies compartment on trial basis. The system will be launched from 29th May, 2015. The CCTV in ladies coaches is being installed in three EMU rakes initially. 4 to 8 surveillance cameras are planned in each ladies coach to provide maximum coverage of entire area. The system records the data in a digital video recorder which has sufficient capacity to store the data for 30 days. This data can be used by investigating agency, in case of any incidence involving security of lady commuters.
The cameras have a resolution of 3 mega pixels with wide angles to cover all corners of the compartment. It is installed in such a way so that the entry and exit of the compartment is covered completely to capture images of all who enter and exit the compartment. These cameras are customized for requirement of the Railway and are based on traction technology that can withstand shock and vibrations as trains often clock 80-100 kmph on suburban section.
The introduction of electronic surveillance system in ladies compartments will increase the sense of security among women passengers.