DMRC is planning to install surveillance cameras in its coaches for the second phase before the Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Delhi in 2010. The decision was taken keeping in mind the high threat perception after the recent blasts in the country.
All the 400 coaches for the second phase will be equipped with closed-circuit cameras with a monitor installed in the train operator's cabin.
"As of now we have planned to install the cameras only for phase II but we are also examining the technical feasibility of its installation in phase I coaches," said DMRC Spokesperson Anuj Dayal.
"This will also keep an eye on mischievous elements who often press the alarm button and run away. All activities can be monitored and the driver will be able to contact the control centre in any kind of emergency," Dayal added.
The recent feedback DMRC got from the public is also changing the Metro. Dayal said, "The AC will be more effective. The temperature inside the coaches will be maintained at 20º C. At present, the temperature inside coaches is maintained at 27-29º C. Blinkers displaying the status of the door will also be installed. There are also plans to provide luggage racks inside the coaches.