Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
08-December-2011 13:20 IST
Measures Taken to strengthen Security on Railways
At present, modern security equipment like CCTV system, Door Frame Metal Detectors, Hand Held Metal Detectors, Baggage Scanners, Dragon Search Light, VHF sets etc. have been provided to Railway Protection Force (RPF) to strengthen railway security at important railway stations of the country.

An Integrated Security System is being implemented to strengthen surveillance mechanism over sensitive stations of the country. The system consists of internet Protocol based CCTV system, Access Control, Personal and Baggage Scanning System and Bomb Detection and Disposal system at an approved cost of Rs. 353 crore. As the installation of the system is under process, funds will be utilized in due course.

Prevention & detection of crime and maintenance of law & order in station premises and trains is the responsibility of respective State Governments which they discharge through Government Railway Police. To supplement efforts of State Governments, various steps have been taken by way of escorting of trains, procurement of modern security related equipment for RPF, creation of additional posts and strengthening of security infrastructure etc.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.