Dec 7, 2016

Integrated Security System At Railway Stations

Based on the recommendations of a Composite Security Plan Committee on Railway Security and further deliberations, 202 stations have been identified as sensitive for installation of Integrated Security System (ISS) over Indian Railways.

While examining the issues concerning safety and security of passengers, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has recommended for expediting implementation of Integrated Security System at all identified sensitive stations.

Contracts have already been awarded for installation of ISS over 120 Railway stations by 15 Zonal Railways and Metro Railway, Kolkata. 96 Railway stations have so far been provided with close circuit television (CCTV) cameras under ISS. Besides, 138 baggage scanners, 32 under-vehicle scanning system, 777 hand held metal detectors, 213 door frame metal detectors and 89 bomb detection equipments have also been procured. All the Zonal Railways have been advised for expeditious implementation of ISS at all the nominated stations.

Disaster Management Plans at Divisional and Zonal levels have been prepared by Zonal Railways based on Railway specific information and non-Railway information available at that time. These plans are subjected to periodical review and updating depending on new developments, which is a continuous ongoing process.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha