Eight major players have entered the race to install CCTV cameras — that will also have facial recognition capabilities — at more than 6,000 stations across the country to make rail premises secure.
RailTel, Indian Railways’ telecom arm, had floated the tender on August 22 this year for the supply, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of 89,845 IP (Internet Protocol)-based video surveillance system (VSS) at 6,124 railway stations.
These powerful IP cameras will not only record movements at stations, but will also be equipped with facial recognition software, motion detection, quick review and intrusion detection. The recording will be under scrutiny round the clock by security personnel of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP). Read more
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