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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

Safety goes for a toss! No CCTV cameras at city railway station

Parampreet Singh Narula, Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, March 09, 2014
First Published: 17:51 IST(9/3/2014) | Last Updated: 17:57 IST(9/3/2014)

There are no adequate security measures in place at the Jalandhar railway station here as no closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed for years. 

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The station handles more than 10,000 passengers every day. In the wake of an increasing passenger load, the need for proper security arrangements is felt to keep tabs on the movement of people to find clues if any untoward incident takes place.

The CCTV cameras installed earlier at the railway station were removed about four years back after they developed some technical snag. They were removed by the signal and telecommunication wing of the railway station for reasons best known to them.

Sources said the Government Railway Police had installed four cameras at the station, of which only one is in working condition and that too does not have proper recording system.

Station superintendent Shamsher Singh Walia said he was not aware of the CCTV cameras— whether they were installed at the station or not.

"Security of the station is handled by the Railway Police Force. You can ask them. I am not responsible for this," said Walia.

RPF inspector AK Sharma said he had never seen any CCTV cameras at the station since he joined here two-and-a-half years back.

"As far as I know, CCTV cameras were sent for repair to Delhi five or six years back. The higher authorities said they would install new cameras at the station," he said.

Divisional signal and telecommunication engineer (DSE) AP Singh said their work is to install the equipment whenever it comes to us.

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