To strengthen surveillance mechanism at stations, the railways has identified 202 such stations as sensitive for the purpose of installing the Integrated Security System (ISS).
According to official information, contracts have already been awarded for execution of ISS works over 129 railway stations by 15 Zonal Railways. These are based on the recommendations of a high level committee.
So far, 106 stations have been covered with CCTV surveillance system under ISS over Central Railway, Eastern Railway, East Coast Railway, North Central Railway, North Eastern Railway, North Western Railway, Northeast Frontier Railway, Northern Railway, South Central Railway, South East Central Railway, South Eastern Railway, South Western Railway, Southern Railway and West Central Railway.
Besides, 139 baggage scanners, 32 Under Vehicle Scanning System (UVSS), 217 Door Frame Metal Detectors (DFMD) and more than 1000 Hand Held Metal Detectors (HHMD) have so far been provided under ISS.
Issues concerning availability of eligible vendors, inspection of items, availability of budget and others were initially raised by the Zonal Railways.
These issues have since been addressed and all Zonal Railways have been advised to ensure speedy implementation of ISS at all the identified sensitive stations. Besides ISS, CCTV surveillance system is also available over 288 other railway stations. Moreover, 983 stations have also been identified for installation of CCTV cameras under Nirbhaya Fund.