New Delhi: In order to beef up security apparatus on as many 202 important railway stations across the country, the Railway Ministry on Wednesday decided to install integrated surveillance system. In the initial stage, the system will become operational on 76 stations before March 31.

Railways are implementing ISS at 202 important and sensitive stations of the country in the first phase. "The ISS is scheduled to become functional at 76 stations by March this year and at remaining stations in 2012-13," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Under this the Railways will install automatic vehicle scanners at entry gates and construction of boundary wall along with barbed fencing. There will also be door frame metal detectors and baggage X-ray machines at platform entries to strengthen the security network as part of the Integrated Security System (ISS).

There will be dedicated control rooms at strategic locations for round the clock monitoring through CCTV based surveillance system. The CCTV cameras will be installed in station area in such a manner that it covers the entire station premises including concourse, waiting halls, platforms, over-bridges etc.

The CCTV system will be internet protocol based and will have important video analytics which will give automatic signals in case of suspected baggage, excessive crowd and intrusion by unauthorised persons.

(JPN/ Bureau/Agencies)