New Delhi, February 9: The Indian Railways will soon install four closed-circuit television (CCTV) in all coaches of the Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto trains to ensure passenger safety, a railways official said.Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Plans to Reschedule Departure, Arrival Timings of 28 Trains From Oct 1 | Full List Here
The facility will be provided in 23 pairs of Rajdhani, 26 pairs of Shatabdi and 18 pairs of Duronto trains, the official said. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train: Western Railways Allows Students Appearing For CET, MPSC Exam to Use Suburban Trains
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- All Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto train coaches are to be fitted with CCTVs — one each on the (two) entry gates and two in the gallery (corridor), said Vishwesh Chaube, General Manager, Northern Railway.
- In the Union Budget, around Rs 3,000 crore were allocated to install CCTV cameras in more than 11,000 trains eventually.
- The ministry was also looking at different options to fund the project, including market sources.
- The project would eventually extend to cover all the premier and suburban services and the 8,500 stations in the railway network.
- The money for the project would come from the Nirbhaya fund.
This year’s budget announcement has scaled up investments by almost three times to Rs 1,48,528 crore in 2018-19 as against the Rs 53,989 crore in 2013-14. The highest priority has been given to passenger safety with the total expenditure planned under this head amounting to Rs 73,065 crore.