Bhubaneswar: Railway stations in Odisha will have CCTV surveillance, security checking of baggage and fire safety measures as part of a full proof security of railway stations in the State.

This was decided at the State Level Security Committee for Railways (SLSCR) meeting held under the chairmanship of DG Police BK Sharma, here on Tuesday.

The 2nd Quarterly meeting of the SLSCR discussed regarding safety and security of railway passengers & properties, security of women and child, measures to control trafficking of runaway, destitute children, specially-abled persons, co-ordination and response mechanism between GRP, RPF and Railways, anti-sabotage measures, law and order problems, crime scenario, measures to control theft of minerals and oil, disaster management, Left Wing  Extremist activities and other relevant issues relating to security of railways. 

The DGP Sharma said that the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has devised a composite security plan with installation of full proof security measure for five major stations of the State. The Government Railway Police (GRP) will support the initiatives of the RPF. He said that the Railway Stations would have fire safety measures following audit by the competent authority.

The additional director general of railway police (ADG), Pranabindu Acharya said that the railway authorities have agreed to install more baggage scanners and CCTVs at major stations. Verification of antecedents of vendors and hawkers will be carried out. Security of railway tracks, platforms and enhanced security of trains were also discussed in the meeting, he added.

The ADG said for the safety of passengers and railway properties, stations will have boundary walls and proper lighting.