CCTV at Chennai's Nungambakkam station
By Express News Service | Published: 18th July 2017 10:07 AM |
CHENNAI: More than a year after the murder of a woman Infosys employee right on its platform, which led to calls for increased surveillance, the Nungambakkam suburban railway station has finally got CCTV cameras.RailTel officials, a public sector undertaking entrusted with the task, said 14 operational cameras have been installed in the station. “The cameras are in the testing phase.
Two more cameras will be added. All parts of the station and platforms, including its exit and entry points, are covered,” an official said.
He said the control room for monitoring the cameras, by Railway Protection Force personnel, has been set up at Mambalam station. The official added that the formal date of the inauguration will have to be decided by Southern Railway officials.
RailTel is also working on installing surveillance cameras at other stations, with necessary funds coming from the Nirbhaya fund of the Central government. “Work on setting up cameras at more than 70 other stations in Chennai is expected to start in the two-three months,” the official told Express.Presently, CCTV cameras are installed in only select stations, such as Chennai Central, Egmore and Tambaram. Following the murder of Swathi, on June 24 last year, passengers demanded that security is beefed up.