SCR To Improve Passenger Safety At Railway Stations In Hyderabad:- A slew of measures were announced by the South Central Railway authorities aimed at improving the passenger safety at various railway stations in Hyderabad.
The decision to install close to 130 CCTV cameras in the Secunderabad Railway Station, 59 cameras in Nampally Railway Station and 29 in the Kachiguda Railway Station was taken by a high level committee which met at Rail Nilayam to improve safety, security and convenience of railway passengers.
The committee was chaired by T Krishna Prasad, DGP (Railways and Road Safety). Apart from the additional CCTV cameras, baggage scanners for passengers at the entrance points of these railway stations will also be installed, said the committee.
A Master Plan will also be designed for parking management and road infrastructure inside the railway station premises. The land discipline inside the railway stations will be strictly enforced and vehicles parked for a long time inside the railway stations will be removed, said the SCR officials.
The special committee has also decided to regulate hawkers, to hold regular coordination meetings with Railways, GHMC, RTC and the Traffic Police for seamless movement of people and vehicles in and out of railway stations. Also, special measures will be taken to prevent harassment of passengers by auto-drivers by installing pre-booking facilities inside the railway stations.
MG Shekharam, Chief Commercial Manager, V Ravinder, Joint CP Traffic, LS Chouhan, DCP Traffic, Sanjay IG RPF and officers from Railways, Traffic Police, GRP, RPF, GHMC, HMDA, HMRL and RTC have participated in the meeting.