In a project of unmatched scale, the state owned RailTel Corporation is all set to construct the world’s biggest CCTV network with more than 6,000 railway stations connected and secured by the CCTV cameras, Livemint.
Making the development public, the chairman and managing director of Railtel, Puneet Chawla apprised the media that the company plans to invite tender for the same as soon as next month itself.
Making use of artificial intelligence, the vast network of CCTV cameras would help achieve the Union Government’s larger goal of ensuring passenger safety as well as preventing crimes.
According to a parliamentary response, railway ministry plans to provide CCTV-based surveillance system at stations and in passenger carrying trains to augment their safety and security.
RailTel is a state-owned company that comes under the administrative control of the railway ministry and provides services pertaining to telecom to government departments, including the railways.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.