The women’s coaches of suburban trains will be fitted with CCTV cameras to improve their safety, railway minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday.
“We will install cameras in the passage area of the compartments,” he said, adding steps will be taken to improve coordination between the railway protection force (RPF) and the government railway police (GRP).
Speaking at an event in CST, a day after proposing a complete overhaul of the city’s suburban rail infrastructure, Prabhu said a solution for the city’s lifeline must be worked out before the number of commuters double.
Coastline and underground transport options need to be explored to reduce the burden on the suburban network, Prabhu said. “We cannot say there is no solution. We need to find one. An integrated transport system could help the city and this was discussed with the CM on Thursday. We need workable solutions,” he said.
To better coordination between the RPF and the government railway police GRP, Prabhu said a national-level conference will be held on January 15 in the Capital, where home minister Rajnath Singh and other officials concerned will brain storm ideas to improve passenger security.