After getting reports of copper wires being stolen from unused electric engines parked in railway yard due to the suspension of trains, the railway authorities have decided to tighten security by installing 50 high-definition closed circuit (CCTV) cameras in the next few days. A proposal has been sent to the high command of railway board for its sanction.
Anil Kumar, in charge of railway protection force RPF (Ludhiana), said, “We need modern CCTV cameras inside railway yard because several electric engines are parked inside ever since railway suspended passenger train service. As there are no proper check points at entry side of railways yard, it has become difficult to stop miscreants from sneaking in.”
Kumar said it is expected that railway will approve the project before the start of the festival season and in the next few weeks, tender will be floated. Sources in the railway department said a few days ago, RPF arrested three men for stealing copper wires from the electric engines parked inside railway yard.
“After which RPF pushed for cameras around the yard to tighten security cover as in the next few months, foggy season will make detecting such crimes even more difficult,” added the sources.