Railway Protection Force (RPF) is equipping all stations with face recognition cameras to prevent terrorist activities and enhance the safety of passengers. With the better results of the cameras installed in Bangalore as an experiment, now the idea of implementing the system is going on in the whole of UP including Lucknow. DG Sanjay Chander, who visited Lucknow for the first time after taking over as the Director General of RPF, gave this information.
DG RPF Sanjay Chander said that all new strategies are being made for the safety of the railways. In this episode, all the stations are being equipped with cameras. He told that only 6 thousand stations are left with cameras. It is a big challenge to identify the suspects amidst the crowd in the station premises. Face recognition cameras are being installed for this. These cameras have been installed in Bangalore. This has made it very easy to identify even closed faces. Soon these cameras will also be installed in UP.
Women officers and soldiers will join the train squad
The DG said that although the crime of women in the railways is only 9 percent. But to reduce this also special train squads are being formed. It has been formed after the recent robbery incident in Pushpak Express going from Lucknow to Mumbai. More and more women officers and constables are being included in this. Apart from this, teams have also been formed for the safety of sleeper and general coach.
Strategy being made to stop smuggling from across the border
The DG said that a strategy is being chalked out to stop smuggling through West Bengal by train. He told that a meeting has been held with the DGP of West Bengal regarding this. With the help of police, vigil will be increased on the border so that the smugglers can be caught there. Apart from this, force has also been deployed at many new points for the security of railway properties.
Got command of RPF after 34 years of experience
Sanjay Chander is a 1987 batch IPS of West Bengal cadre. For a long time, he joined the Central Service after being posted in West Bengal. Here he was posted in CISF and CRPF. He has got the command of RPF after 34 years of job experience. He reached Lucknow for the first time on Thursday after taking charge. Here he was given the Guard of Honor at the Janjivan Ram RPF Academy.