Minister of State for Railways, Dr. R. Velu, under the BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) model, Railway Board has approved the implementation of Integrated Security System at important railway stations. It has also decided on outright purchase model with annual maintenance contract comprising of the broad areas like CCTV system, electronic access control, personal and baggage screening system, and explosive detection and disposal system.
This 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. For BOOT model and phase-I stations' proposals are to be implemented in 2008-09; while BOOT model 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.