Central Railway gets 7 CCTVs in yard to boost security on long-distance trainsUpdated: Feb 22, 2020 01:11 IST
In a bid to improve the safety of passengers on outstation trains, the Central Railway (CR) has installed seven closed circuit televisions (CCTV) cameras on the maintenance pit lines at its Wadi Bunder zonal railway yard.
The cameras will capture the images under the coach frames of outstation trains in the yard and highlight the minute maintenance required for the trains. They will enable detailed investigations, which in turn can identify any glitch and avoid accidents or derailments. “The cameras will help in conducting the under-gear examination of outstation trains and of the wheels of the trains. The cameras have infrared, which provide clear images, particularly at night,” said a senior CR official.
Until now, such detailed checks were conducted during the trains’ annual maintenance and not during the regular maintenance, which are conducted within six hours between the time an outstation train completes one journey and starts the next one.
Maintenance block on Sunday
CR will operate a maintenance block on Sunday on the slow lines between CSMT and Matunga from 10.50am to 3.20pm. On the harbour line, the block will be operated from Mankhurd to Nerul between 11.30am and 4.00pm, while on the western line, trains will not operate between Churchgate and Mumbai Central from 10.35am to 03.35pm.