Cantonment Railway Station-Karachi

Fake CCTV cameras?


By Jamil Khan | KARACHI


KEEPING the current law and order situation of the city in mind, many steps have been taken by the government to provide security for citizens, but in some places, such as the Cantonment Railway Station (CRS), it seems like the government is not only dodging culprits but also deceiving innocent citizens.

The CRS caters to thousands of passengers almost everydacctv-cameras-24y and the number increases on Eids when people travel to celebrate the occasion with their families. To make the station more secure the government installed 25 close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at different parts of the station, covering all platforms but unfortunately not a single camera is working properly, as these cameras are still not linked by a proper system.

The cables of the CCTV cameras keep falling into the haphazardly set up police pickets near the main entrance and can be seen daily by thousands of passengers but the negligent authorities are still unaware of the problem. Pakistan Railways officials are also not aware of the fact that cameras have been installed in the vicinity of the station.

Divisional Superintendent Mir Muhammad Khaskheli was contacted by Daily Times for comments but he said that, it will be appropriate if Railway Police SP Muzzafar Ali Sheikh comments on the issue, but Sheik was unavailable when contacted.

The officials at the Railway Police help desk, established at the Cantonment Railway Station, told Daily Times that these cameras were installed four months ago but are not linked by a proper system for security measures.

However, no official was available to confirm the cost of cameras and other necessary arrangements that have to be taken to finalize this security system.

-Published in Daily Times | Nov 24, 2008

~ by jamilkhan on November 26, 2008.

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