Every Rail Coach, Railway Station Will Have CCTVs; AI, Face Recognition Will Identify Law-Breakers
Indian Railways has announced a massive push for eradicating crime and lawlessness in and around Railway Stations and Trains.
In a big measure to curb crime, Indian Railways will install CCTVs across all trains, railway stations across India.
Besides, Artificial Intelligence and Face Recognition tech will be used to identify law breakers.
How will this work out?
CCTVs Across Every Rail Coach, Railway Station
Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav has announced that Indian Railways will spend Rs 2000 Crore to install CCTVs across all rail coaches and railway stations.
58,600 rail coaches and 6100 Railway stations will be now covered with CCTVs.
Infact, by December 2019, CCTVs have already been installed across 503 railway stations.
Out of Rs 2000 crore budget allocated, Rs 500 crore has been provided by Govt under the Nirbhaya Funds. Open tenders will be floated, for selecting the company to provide these CCTV cameras.
AI, Face Recognition Will Be Used
Railways have also made it clear that these new CCTVs will be equipped with advanced Artificial Intelligence and Face Recognition technology, which will be used to catch law-breakers.
However, there arises a concern for privacy, if every rail passenger is profiled use AI and Face Recognition tech.
On the issue of privacy, V.K. Yadav said, “The CCTV in the train coaches will be fitted in the common area and it will not compromise with the privacy of the passengers.”
ISRO Will Help In Punctuality Of Trains
RTIS (Real Time Information System) is being installed across all locomotives, which will help Railways to run trains on time.
RTIS (Real Time Information System) is being deployed in partnership with ISRO, as satellites will directly trace and track every train in real time.
2,700 electric locomotives and 3,800 diesel locomotives have already been equipped with RTIS, and the aim to install this system across all 6000 engines/locomotives by 2022.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.