From January onwards, you won’t have to sleep with one eye open while travelling in a train. The Western Railway authorities have decided that either the August Kranti Rajdhani Express or the Mumbai Rajdhani will get CCTVs installed in their coaches next year.
According to The Indian Express, the advanced surveillance cameras will be installed for monitoring and surveillance purposes.
“All coaches of either August Kranti or Rajdhani Express will be fitted with a camera within three months. This could assure better security to passengers in the train,” AK Gupta, general manager, WR, told the publication.
This comes after several cases of theft were reported on both the trains, on the Mumbai-Delhi route this year.
Udai Shukla, chief security commissioner, Railway Protection Force, WR, told The Indian Express, “We will install them in each coach of the train. There is a need for more than one camera in the coach as surveillance can be enhanced.”
Installing these CCTV cameras will also eradicate the need for personal monitoring by the RPF staff, who have been manning each trip of the Rajdhani trains.
So far, they’ve had to question travellers and railway officials in the train and rely on their answers to solve theft cases. The idea is to get rid of the interrogation process altogether so that no railway employee is affected by it.