1. Suresh Prabhu highlights importance of intelligence, technology for rail security

Suresh Prabhu highlights importance of intelligence, technology for rail security

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today highlighted the importance of intelligence gathering and the use of modern technology for strengthening rail security.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 18, 2017 4:37 PM
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. (PTI)

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today highlighted the importance of intelligence gathering and the use of modern technology for strengthening rail security. “Challenges of secured travel are increasing day by day not only in India but even globally. So security has assumed greater significance,” the minister said at a round table conference here on rail security.

A steep rise in accidents caused by suspected sabotage such as tampering of tracks has become a matter of concern for the railways. With its wide and open network, the sector is especially vulnerable to sabotage.

At the conference, the ministry sought ideas from other stakeholders to arrive at solutions for improving rail security.

“We need to take preventive measures to prevent occurrences of crime and for this intelligence gatherings have to be improved. Technology will play a very big role in this,” Prabhu said.

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Citing the example of Konkan Railway, he said it had a centralised monitoring system which should be replicated elsewhere. The minister said a forensic laboratory was also being set up for the Railway Protection Force (RPF).

“The RPF continues to coordinate with state police as law and order is a state subject,” he said. Prabhu said he had written to chief ministers asking for help in the seamless policing of the rail network.

  1. Subhash Mantri
    May 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm
    👏👌👍🙏 please now look in to give better treatment to non ac sleeper & sleeper less travelers too with safe, Swachch, more roomy, Comfortable accommodation
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      Sabir Ali
      May 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm
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      1. Subhash Mantri
        May 20, 2017 at 11:36 am
        Sir when sleeper less, & sleeper cl non a/c users will get better safety and more comfortable journey?
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