Bengaluru Railway Station Now Has AI-Cameras To Identify Criminals

The main objective of the AI-powered cameras at KSR Station is to enhance security by identifying criminals and preventing human trafficking

To enhance security at the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna City Railway Station (KSR Bengaluru) the South Western Railway (SWR) will now use AI-powered facial-recognition software. The main objective is to identify criminals, especially human traffickers, and prevent them from entering the station premises.

In September 2019, a proof of the concept was tested by the SWR security team. The software passed the testing phase with a cent per cent accuracy without interrupting huge crowd flow. A full-fledged launch of the Rs 2.4- crore project is expected to be held next month. The cameras have been sourced from Belgium, and currently, 157 cameras are installed across the station. Railway Protection Force staff will monitor the camera feed, which is mounted on a video wall, 24X7.

This project is the first of its kind in the country and will be expanded to other stations across stations. The South Western Railway (SWR) is the first zone in Indian Railways to adopt the AI-powered Face recognition CCTVs.

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Responding to criticisms on invasion of privacy, the railway officers informed that no personal data is stored and the systems are only to compare faces of criminals and missing people, and provide an alert if there is a match. The system has helped authorities identify 47 criminals within the past three months.

A database of human traffickers will be created through this initiative. Other than being a safety measure, the system will also enable digital attendance of staff.

Meeta Ramnani
Meeta’s interest lies in finding out real practical applications of technology. At AIM, she writes stories that question the new inventions and the need to develop them. She believes that technology has and will continue to change the world very fast and that it is no more ‘cool’ to be ‘old-school’. If people don’t update themselves with the technology, they will surely be left behind.

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