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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Indian Railways will shortly implement the ambitious Integrated Security System (ISS) to upgrade the security measures for safety of passengers in over 200 railway stations across the country. The initiative will be implemented in six major railway stations in Odisha, informed DGP BK Sharma after a high-level coordination meeting with railway officials today.

Official sources said the Integrated Security System aims to strengthen security at railway stations by installing close circuit television (CCTV) cameras, baggage scanners and other measures.

“Efforts are underway to ensure that both GRP and RPF work in tandem and a lot of key issues were discussed at the second coordination meeting. CCTV cameras will be installed in such a manner so as to cover and keep maximum areas under surveillance,” said Sharma.

Sharma informed that railways will soon implement the ISS in five to six railway stations in Odisha. Besides, extra precaution will be taken for the protection of railway property and passengers in left wing extremism-affected areas in the State as there were some incidents of violence in 2017.

“Focus will also be to check unauthorised entry in railway stations. Hence, antecedent verification of vendors will be conducted shortly in the State,” Sharma added.

Police ADG -Railways, Pranabindu Acharya said, railway stations will now require no objection certificates from the Fire Services department which will conduct fire safety audits.

“To thwart any terrorist attack, railways is coming up with its own integrated security system which will be implemented in major and busy railway stations across the country,” said Acharya.

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