202 railway stations identified for Integrated Security System

New Delhi, Dec 2 : A total of 202 “sensitive” railway stations have been identified for installation of Integrated Security System (ISS), Parliament was told on Friday.

“Contracts have already been awarded for installation of ISS over 120 railway stations by 15 Zonal Railways and Metro Railway, Kolkata,” Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

The minister added that 96 railway stations have so far been provided with close circuit television (CCTV) cameras under ISS.

“Besides, 138 baggage scanners, 32 under-vehicle scanning system, 777 hand-held metal detectors, 213 door frame metal detectors and 89 bomb detection equipments have also been procured.

“All the Zonal Railways have been advised for expeditious implementation of ISS at all the nominated stations,” he added.

The stations have been identified based on the recommendations of a Composite Security Plan Committee on Railway Security.

/IANS

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