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All Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains to have CCTV cameras

09 February 2018

Railways plans to install CCTV cameras in all Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto trains with the 23 pairs of Rajdhani, 26 paris of Shatabdi and 18 pairs of Duranto trains having 4 CCTV cameras in every coach.

"All Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto train coaches are to be fitted with CCTVs - one each on the (two) entry gates and two in the gallery (corridor)," Vishwesh Chaube, general manager, Northern Railway, said at a media briefing.

Around Rs3,000 crore has been allocated in the 2018-19 Union Budget for installing CCTV cameras in more than 11,000 trains, officials said, adding that the ministry was also looking at other options to fund the project, including market sources.

Chaube, however, said the money for the project would come from the Nirbhaya fund.

The project would eventually extend to cover all the premier and suburban services and the 8,500 stations in the railway network, officials said.

He said the Northern Railway had achieved a total originating earnings of Rs15,841 crore in 2017-18 (till January), compared with Rs15,663 crore in the previous year.

The overall Railway Budget has scaled up investments by almost three times to Rs1,48,528 crore in 2018-19 against Rs53,989 crore in 2013-14. The highest priority has been given to passenger safety with the total expenditure planned under this head amounting to Rs73,065 crore.

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