23 Oct :Railway Board has approved the implementation of Integrated Security System at important railway station under BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) model as well as outright purchase model with annual maintenance contract consisting of following broad areas:-
Electronic access control
Personal and baggage screening system
Explosive detection and disposal system
Integrated Security System will be installed under BOOT model at important stations and all suburban stations in the metro cities of Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
For other stations, identified as vulnerable and sensitive, outright purchase model with annual maintenance contract has been approved in two phases. BOOT model and phase-I stations, proposals are to be implemented in 2008-09 and phase-II stations, proposals are to be implemented in 2009-10.
Railways have identified 185 stations in 45 Divisions including 17 stations of Kolkata Metro Railway, as sensitive/vulnerable.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Dr. R. Velu in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.