ISS Implementation Imminent Across Six Railway Stations

In a bid to upgrade security and passenger safety, the Integrated Security System (ISS) is set to be implemented across six major railway stations in Odisha, said DGP BK Sharma presiding over the quarterly meeting of the State-level Security Committee for Railways. The ISS will strengthen security by installing baggage scanners, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, among other measures.

“Efforts are underway to ensure that both GRP and RPF work in a coordinated manner and a lot of key issues were discussed at the meeting. CCTV cameras would be installed in such a manner so as to cover and keep maximum areas under surveillance,” said Sharma.

The DGP also stated that additional measures would be taken for the protection of railway property and passengers in Naxal-affected areas, following violent incidents that took place in 2017. “Focus would also be laid to check unauthorised entry in railway stations. Hence, antecedent verification of vendors would be conducted shortly in the State,” Sharma added.

Commenting on the development, Railways ADG Pranabindu Acharya said, “to thwart any terrorist attack, railways is coming up with its own integrated security system which would be implemented in major and busy railway stations across the country.”

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