Shan-e-Punjab Express becomes India’s first train fitted with CCTV cameras

Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the fitment of CCTV in Train Shan-e-Punjab Express through video-conferencing from Rail Bhawan premises, New Delhi.

CCTV surveillance cameras in the Shaan-e-Punjab Express is one more step towards improving security in Indian trains. The CCTV system on the Shaan-e-Punjab Express includes 4 to 6 cameras per coach strategically located so that the entire area can be covered.  The system will facilitate facial recognition of the target person by giving high resolution images. 

It would enable facial recognition even in low light conditions especially in the aisles at night. The storage capacity is for one month. The recorder has safety storage/emergency recording function. In case of HDD failure, the data will store on additional storage device with in-built diagnostics to log internal function or hardware failure.

Extra info:
1. Indian Railways  is an Indian state-owned enterprise, owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways. It is one of the world’s largest railway networks comprising 115,000 km (71,000 mi) of track over a route of 65,808 km (40,891 mi) and 7,112 stations.[3] In 2014-15, IR carried 8.397 billion passengers annually or more than 23 million passengers a day (roughly half of whom were suburban passengers) and 1058.81 million tons of freight in the year.
2. Minister for Railways – Shri Suresh Prabhakar

So lets do:
1. who is the union minister of railways?
2. Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the fitment of _____ in Train Shan-e-Punjab Express.

Source – The Hindu


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