145 Cameras To Be Installed On Pune-Mumbai Railway Line Ahead Of Rainy Season

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Pune, 28th May 2022: To make the Pune-Mumbai railway line safer in the rainy season, the Railways has undertaken the task of installing CCTV cameras at 145 places in the Ghats. In addition, as many as 594 dangerous places will be secured. Some of these piles will be removed by the railway administration, while others are being secured with nets.

The tunnel is protected from the inside by a wall of unused rails. Every year during the monsoons, the Lonavala-Karjat railway line collapses due to landslides, and sometimes large stones fall on the tracks causing severe damage to the tracks. As a precautionary measure, the railway administration has decided to install 145 CCTV cameras in 58 tunnels, out of which 87 cameras have been installed.

In places where a large number of pedestrians collapse, a network of rails has been erected. This will cause the collapsing rails to get stuck. He will be barred from getting on track. As a result, the railway line will not be disrupted.

Large base of control room

During the monsoon season, Borghat receives heavy rainfall every year. It is very difficult to keep an eye on a patient in the dark or to locate him when he falls. It has 58 tunnels on a 28 km route and is one of the steepest slopes in the country. Working here is very challenging. Therefore, the railway administration has installed CCTV cameras on both sides of the 58 tunnels. It is monitored from the control room in Mumbai.

Screening of 594 patients in Borghat

Shivaji Sutar, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway Mumbai informed “Just as the Mavala’s of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj climbed or descended on the fort with the help of ropes, so did the staff of Railway’s Hill gang Squad, descending the valleys along the ghats. From there the dangerous puddle is dropped. So as not to get on that track in the rain. So far, 594 patients in Borghat have been screened. Some of them will be removed, while some will be secured with nets.”

“The railway administration has taken various measures to ensure that the railway service is not due to landslides. This includes everything from CCTV to Hill gang training. We are taking measures with passenger safety in mind,” he added further.