Mangaluru, Sep 05, 2016: It is reported that Union minister for railways Suresh Prabhu inaugurated IP based video surveillance system for 17 stations and central control room at Madgaon and laid foundation stone for rail over bridge at LC-47, Davorlim at Madgaon on Sunday. IP based CCTV surveillance system has been provided at 17 stations on Konkan railway route. The stations are Kolad, Mangaon, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankawali, Kudal, Sindhudurg and Sawantwadi in Ratnagiri region (nine stations) and Pernem, Karmali, Cancona, Karwar, Gokarna, Bhatkal, Udupi and Surathkal in Karwar region (eight stations).
In all, 12 to 16 fixed dome type and fixed box type of cameras, with network video recorder having a recording facility for 30 days are provided at each station to cover the station entrance, lobby, platforms, ticket booking counters etc. One 21" LED monitor has been provided in station masters room at these stations for monitoring of cleanliness. An additional 21" LED monitor is provided at 9 railway protection force outposts for security monitoring of these stations. Passengers are requested by the authorities to be aware.