The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre on the plea seeking to ensure the highest benchmarks of safety and security measures at all railway stations across the country.
The plea comes in the wake of Integrated Security System (ISS) being set up at several railway stations to monitor the suspected terrorists and spot the abandoned belongings from the railway premises as well as the train coaches.
Arun Kumar, Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF) was quoted as saying: “Under the ISS, we have installed number of CCTV cameras at number of places, in train coaches, railway stations and we are going to analyse the feed from the CCTV cameras, using this artificial intelligence. This will provide us important feedback for the safety of the railway premises.”
He had further told a news agency that ISS has been installed at over 202 stations including New Delhi railway station.
“We have used the face detection technology as pilot project in Bengaluru and now it has also been installed at New Delhi railway station and several other stations. In the face detection system we also have a software to collect the feedback from the CCTV (Close circuit Television) cameras. We feed the software with the known criminals and terrorists sketches and photographs,” he had told this news agency.
—India Legal Bureau