Crimes like spitting in coaches or damaging them will not go unnoticed aboard Mumbai’s first Metro route. An advanced video system, VTS Firetide 7010, will be installed inside Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro rakes. This Metro will become India’s first to monitor activities inside the coaches. Video systems guard the country’s existing Metros on stations, platforms and routes, but not the inside of coaches.
The initiative by the Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL), which is executing the project, will help operating teams ensure safety of women and kids and control crimes such as spitting, illegal trade, and terror activities. “MMOPL will install an advanced video transmission system, VTS Firetide 7010, inside the rakes,” said an MMOPL release. “For the safety and security of commuters, Mumbai Metro One is installing this one of the most advanced Video Transmission Systems known as VTS Firetide 7010 inside its train,” said an MMOPL release issued here.
The 12-km Metro route is in the final stages of commissioning and commuters may even get to use a 7-km section between Versova and Andheri airport station from September. Integration and testing of various systems, signaling and communications are in progress; besides safety certification by the railway authorities is being processed. The system, said officials, will be connected with the central control room (CCR), which will be monitored by Metro officials.