Southern Railways is doing it’s bit to ensure safety of women who travel by train. In order to monitor the loco cabins, surveillance cameras have been installed in ladies coaches and two rakes of locals maintained at Avadi and Tambaram car sheds.
As a pilot project, CCTV cameras have been installed in two rakes operated in Chennai- Chengalpattu and Chennai – Arakkonam section. A senior official of the Railways said that it would wait for the feedback it received after installing the cameras and then based on the feedback would proceed to extend the facility to other suburban trains as well. A lot of women will heave a sigh of relief and will feel more comfortable and confident to travel by train.