Mysore, Mar. 15 (SH)- An integrated security system at an estimated cost of Rs. 5.24 crore has been proposed for Mysore City Railway Station, it is learnt.

The system is to be implemented in three phases spread over three years and is said to be part of a countrywide project covering 140 railway stations.

An amount of Rs. 96.5 lakh has been sanctioned for the first phase of work in which CCTV cameras are being installed at important spots in the railway station premises.

The integrated security system has been proposed in the backdrop of changing security scenario across the country, said sources in RPF, Mysore division. The railway stations included in the project are learnt to have been perceived as vulnerable. Mysore was included among the first phase locations because of its importance as a trust destination, the sources said.

Yeshwantpur and Bangalore city are the other two railway stations under South Western Railways which have been included in the project's first phase.

The second phase is to be implemented during 2010-11, in which door-frame metal detectors, luggage and baggage scanners would be installed, apart from raising the number of PRF personnel at the railway stations included in the project.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore