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202 “sensitive” Railway Stations Identified for Installation of Integrated Security System (ISS) in India

The minister added that 96 railway stations have so far been provided with close circuit television (CCTV) cameras under ISS

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New Delhi, Dec 2, 2016: A total of 202 “sensitive” railway stations have been identified for installation of Integrated Security System (ISS), Parliament was told on Friday.

“Contracts have already been awarded for installation of ISS over 120 railway stations by 15 Zonal Railways and Metro Railway, Kolkata,” Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

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The minister added that 96 railway stations have so far been provided with close circuit television (CCTV) cameras under ISS.

“Besides, 138 baggage scanners, 32 under-vehicle scanning system, 777 hand-held metal detectors, 213 door frame metal detectors and 89 bomb detection equipments have also been procured.

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“All the Zonal Railways have been advised for expeditious implementation of ISS at all the nominated stations,” he added.

The stations have been identified based on the recommendations of a Composite Security Plan Committee on Railway Security. (IANS)

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As A Mark of Respect To Karunanidhi, Parliament Gets Adjourned

"In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death."

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Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day without transacting any business on Wednesday as a mark of respect to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi who died in Chennai on Tuesday.

The presiding officers of the two Houses made obituary references and paid homage to the 94-year-old political stalwart.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described him as a visionary and a true leader of the masses and said his death “is an irreparable loss to the country and marks the end of an era”.

The members stood in silence for a short while.

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A 2 Minute Silence Was Observed For M. Karunanidhi, After His Passing On Tuedsay. Flickr

In the obituary reference, Mahajan said Karunanidhi, an astute administrator, in his “long and illustrious political career” showcased his “admirable leadership qualities and worked relentlessly for the cause of the people, particularly the marginalised and the downtrodden sections of the society.

“A multifaceted persona, Karunanidhi rose to become the most celebrated screenwriter in the Tamil film industry, using the cinematic medium to deliver his political ideas to the masses. The 1952 box office hit ‘Parasakthi’, in particular, was a turning point both in Tamil cinema and for Karunanidhi,” she said.

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said Karunanidhi was actively engaged in social and public life.

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“In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death,” Naidu said.

The House observed two minutes of silence before adjourning for the day. (IANS)