Rs.700 Cr From Nirbhaya Fund For CCTVs on Trains
Around 20,000 railway coaches will soon be installed with CCTV cameras to strengthen security in trains with the use of Rs.700 crore which will be derived from Nirbhaya fund. “It has been decided in a recent meeting held at the PMO to speed up certain projects which include work on new lines, construction of rail over-bridges and under-bridges, improving passenger convenience, safety and security,” a senior Railway Ministry official said. The official said that the Railways is also co-ordinating with Women and Child Development ministry for immediate release of Nirbhaya funds.
It was after the horrendous gang rape of Nirbhaya in December, 2012 in capital Delhi that Nirbhaya fund was named in 2013. The Nirbhaya fund mainly aims at protecting dignity, ensuring safety of women and also supporting initiatives by government and NGOs for the purpose. The fund has about Rs.3,000 crore.