As many as 32 IP-based surveillance cameras have been installed at vantage points across all platforms at the Bhubaneswar Railways Stations, including the entrance and exit points and circulating areas of the station premises.
While thirteen of the 32 CCTV cameras are movable, meaning greater vigilance of the railways premises, the rest are fixed cameras, which include a dome camera as well.
The access to the footage of the CCTV cameras has also been extended to book office, 2nd class waiting hall, FOBs, passenger reservation system and concourse. This is a major development since the installation of escalator at the Railways Station last year.
The move is likely to boost the security and surveillance of the railways platform and help curb the potential criminal activities that occur at the railway platforms from time to time, apart from keeping a vigil of the railway properties.
The footage can be stored for thirty days from the date of recording. The feeds from the CCTV cameras reach the Centralized Control Room of the station where the RPF personnel monitor the visuals 24/7.
Besides, maintaining vigilance, the CCTV cameras are also likely to help monitor the cleanliness of the station premises as well.