NEW DELHI: In a support to the railroads’ cleanliness and security drives, the destitute open transporter has gotten Rs. 1,655 crore from the Government for the establishment of CCTVs at stations and bio-toilets in trains the nation over.
While Rs. 1,155 crore has been given to the railroads for introducing bio-toilets in trains under Swachh Bharat Mission, it has got Rs. 500 crore under Nirbhaya Fund for putting every single real station under CCTV observation for improving traveler wellbeing and security.
“We have unique concede of Rs. 1,155 crore for introducing bio-toilets in trains which will bring about stepping forward guaranteeing cleanliness,” Railway Board Chairman AK Mital told Media .
The railroads has set the objective of making the whole system as release free zone by September 2019. Mital said apart from cleanliness and environment-friendly effect, the life of tracks will increase by way of reduction in rustings of rails as fitting of bio-toilets will prevent open discharge on the track.
More than 40,000 bio-toilets are being introduced in trains and 30,000 more will be introduced before the end of the current financial. All new proposed trains like Tejas, Humsafar will be outfitted with bio-toilets.
Other than new prepares, the railroads has arrangements to supplant every single customary can with bio-toilets in general prepares to make the whole rail tracks free of human waste release.
Highlighting the safety and security of passengers as “paramount importance” for the railways, Mital said, “We have received Rs. 500 crore for installation of CCTV systems at around 1,000 stations. The aim is to enhance safety and security of passengers, particularly women.
At present, the railways has CCTV systems at around 100 stations and according to the plan, all major stations will be put under the surveillance system to improve security.
Mital said the CCTV system will enable the railways to keep a watch on unscrupulous elements at rail premises to prevent crive, including trafficking of children.