Chandigarh: In a bid to further strengthen the security of Railway station here, the Railway officials have decided to install more CCTV cameras to keep an eye on the parking as well as on the queue of people standing at reservation counters.

Chandigarh Railway station, which has already 30 cameras, will now have more CCTV cameras installed at the reservation counter, parking and at the main gate to boost its security system.

According to a fresh proposal sent by the Railway officials, eight cameras would be installed in the nearby areas of the parking lot.

“We are planning to tighten the security in and around the Railway station areas. Hence, soon cameras would be installed,” said Pravin Kumar, Station Superintendent, Chandigarh,

Notably, the Chandigarh station has always been a soft target for the terrorist group.

Significantly, a team of Delhi Police and their Haryana counterparts had found 5Kg RDX and detonator in a car parked outside the Ambala Cantt Railway station, about 200 km from Delhi, on October 12, 2011 following the inputs provided by intelligence agencies that a consignment of explosives is heading towards a metro city in north India.

Taking a lesson from the incident, the Railways had decided to beef up the security system in and around the station.

JPN/Bureau