CCTV cameras help avert two rail accidents on Pune-Mumbai ghat section


CCTV cameras help avert two rail accidents on Pune-Mumbai ghat section

Two railway accidents that could have resulted from minor landslides on the Pune-Mumbai ghat section were averted recently due to timely alerts from CCTV cameras installed along the route.

Late on Wednesday evening, a boulder fell on the railway line at Monkey Hill near Khandala on the Pune-Mumbai rail track, forcing the railway authorities to shut the line till the debris was cleared.

This was the second incident of its kind within a fortnight and the railway authorities were alerted well in advance because of the closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the Monkey Hill ghat section of the line.

The installation of the cameras was done for the first time last monsoon and plans are afoot to increase the number of cameras on this section. Read More

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