New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday highlighted the importance of intelligence gathering and the use of modern technology for strengthening rail security.
“Challenges of secured travel are increasing day by day not only in India but even globally. So security has assumed greater significance,” the minister said at a round
table conference here on rail security.
A steep rise in accidents caused by suspected sabotage such as tampering of tracks has become a matter of concern for the railways. With its wide and open network, the sector is especially vulnerable to sabotage.
At the conference, the ministry sought ideas from other stakeholders to arrive at solutions for improving rail security.
“We need to take preventive measures to prevent occurrences of crime and for this intelligence gatherings have to be improved. Technology will play a very big role in this,”