The Railway Board has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with RailTel in this regard
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- The Railway Board has signed a MoU with RailTel in this regard
- Stations, including all stations on Mumbai, to be equipped with face recognition cameras
- These cameras can recognize a person whose face is stored in the database
As many as 6122 Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras including 3652 cameras with a face recognition system will be installed at 364 railway stations of the Central Railway, it said in a release on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI.
The Railway Board has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with RailTel in this regard, it said.
"Central Railway stations, including all stations on the Mumbai Suburban Network, will soon be equipped with face recognition cameras, a technology that will help apprehend wanted criminals and manage crowded areas," the release stated.
But some stations like the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Kurla, Thane, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Kalyan will not be covered as these stations already have Integrated Security Systems (ISS).
"Cameras with face recognition systems, video analytics, video management system will enhance passenger safety, control crime, deter law abusers and monitor compliance with railway rules," the release said, adding that these cameras represent a significant step towards "comprehensive surveillance".
These cameras can recognize a person whose face is stored in the database, instantly alerting the administration to the presence of known criminals as they enter a station, the release said, adding that they can identify various parts of a face, such as retina or forehead.
"Each HD camera consumes approximately 750 GB data, while 4K cameras consume 3TB of data per month. The video footage will be stored for 30 days for post-event analysis, playback and investigation purposes, although important videos can be stored for a longer duration," the release said.
Meanwhile, as many as eighteen special train services will be operated on Mumbai's suburban railway network on the night of Anant Chaturdashi, the 10th and last day of the Ganapati festival, on September 28 for passengers returning after immersion of Ganesha idols, an official said on Tuesday, reported the PTI.
The Central Railway in a release said it will run 10 suburban special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Kalyan, Thane, and Belapur stations on the intervening night of September 28 and September 29, according to the PTI.
Of the 10 services, six will be operated on the main line between CSMT-Thane and Kalyan stations, while four will be run on the harbour line between CSMT and Belapur station at 12.05 am on September 29, it stated.
(With inputs from PTI)