In its main step to reinforce safety at Railway stations, the Ministry of Railways has put in the Internet Protocol (IP) based mostly Video Surveillance System (VSS) on the stations throughout the nation, which has been duly authorized by the ministry beneath Nirbhaya funds.
RailTel, which is a Mini Ratna Central Government Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), beneath the Ministry of Railways– entrusted with the implementation of the Video Surveillance System (VSS) mission (CCTV cameras community) beneath the Nirbhaya Fund at Railway Stations has taken this main step by finalising the businesses for executing the job.
The first part of the mission will cowl main stations of classes A1, A, B, C numbering 756 and is more likely to be accomplished by January 2023. The remaining stations will likely be lined within the second part of VSS implementation.
The security and safety of the passengers is among the key focus areas of the Ministry of Railways.
“In order to enhance security at Railway stations which are major hubs of transportation, Indian Railways is in the process of installing Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at stations, that is, in the waiting halls, reservation counters, parking areas, main entrance/ exit, platforms, foot over bridges, booking offices etc,” learn an official assertion.
Ministry of Railways has authorized the availability of VSS over the main stations of the Indian Railways beneath Nirbhaya funds.
Earlier, Minister for Railways Ashwani Vaishnaw stated, “We Need to rapidly absorb new technology in Railways, be it for rolling stock, construction, safety, cyber security, or in situations where there is a human interface.”
“RailTel assured that with the finalisation of the executing agencies, the implementation of the project will be fast-tracked. The most modern software and hardware will be used in this (VSS) project, Aruna Singh, Chairman and Managing Director said.
She further said that this VSS system will be IP-based and will have a network of CCTV cameras. “These CCTVs are being networked on optical fibre cable and the video feed of the CCTV cameras will likely be displayed not solely at native RPF posts but in addition at centralised CCTV management rooms at divisional and zonal ranges,” she added.
The CCTV cameras of stations and video feeds will likely be monitored at these three levels– Local RPF, Centralised Divisional Level, and Zonal ranges to make sure enhanced security and safety on the Railway premises.
The system got here with Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled Video Analytics Software and Facial Recognition Software which is able to assist detect recognized criminals by triggering an alert as quickly as they enter the station premises.
Network Management System (NMS) has been additionally been supplied by the Ministry for monitoring Cameras, Servers, UPS and Switches which could be seen from any net browser by any authorised personnel.
According to the minister, as many as 4 kinds of IP cameras– Dome sort, Bullet sort, Pan Tilt Zoom sort, and Ultra HD- 4k– are being put in to make sure most protection of the Railway premises. This will give an additional edge to the RPF officers for making certain enhanced safety. The recording of the video feeds from CCTV cameras will keep saved for 30 days.
The applied system shall act as a instrument to reply to conditions/incidents successfully, aiding quicker determination making, and performing as nice studying for higher preparedness to fulfill any incident and eventualities with some software-based functions resembling Video Analytics and Face Recognition, as per the RDSO Version 6.0.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled analytics software program has the aforesaid options with a sure alarm and Pop up view on the Operator finish.