An under-vehicle scanner will be the last security device to be deployed on Central Railway under a multi-crore Integrated Security System (ISS) project announced 10 years ago. Six stations and termini, like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Kurla, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Thane and Kalyan, were to be provided with security devices phase-wise. But deployment began as late as 2012 and will only conclude next month.
The project was conceptualised across India to upgrade security with advanced surveillance cameras, baggage and passenger screening systems, access control, and bomb detection and disposal. Over the years, the plan to build a complete boundary wall along CR tracks was dropped. Read more
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