The Indian Railways have had to install cameras on the outside of the Vande Bharat Express to help identify people who pelt stones at the train, according to reports.
At least 12 stone-pelting incidents have been recorded since the express, also known as Train 18, began running in February. Hindustan Times has reported that 12 glass windows have had to be replaced in just two months, as a result of stone pelting incidents.
The Train 18 is a semi-high speed train. The Hindustan Times report quoted the director general of Railway Protection Force, Arun Kumar, as noting that the four cameras, two each on the rear and the front, could help the Railways identify that in which area on its route do the incidents take place more often. Read More
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