Railways mulling installation of CCTV cameras inside trains

Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that the railways is mulling to install CCTV cameras inside the trains and dedicate 2018 to collectively fight against human trafficking.Speaking to media in New Delhi, Mr Goyal said, the idea is being worked upon and will be sent to the cabinet. He said, in order to tackle the women safety issue, Railways is looking to work in two areas, ensuring wi-fi connectivity in trains and CCTV cameras on all stations and also in trains in the longer run.

Mr Goyal said, Railways will dedicate 2018 as a year where it will collectively fight against atrocities against women and children especially human trafficking and it will be done across all the railway divisions.He said, with mapping of the entire network, a feed captured will be sent to security guards, local police stations and the zonal and divisional headquarters.

The railways had recently identified 983 railway stations for the installation of CCTV cameras using the Nirbhaya Fund.

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