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Southern Railway to install high quality thermal scanners to screen passengers in 11 states including K’taka


Team Udayavani, Jul 1, 2020, 8:39 AM IST

Bengaluru: High-quality thermal scanners and contact-less cameras will be used by the Southern Railway in select stations to record body temperature of passengers and check their tickets as part of preventive measures against COVID-19, officials said.

While the thermal scanners will screen passengers for fever, one of the symptoms of COVID-19, the contactless cameras would help the officials check the tickets on a monitor as the travelers enter the stations, they said.

At least 11 stations — nine in Kerala and one each in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu under the Palakkad and Trivandrum divisions — have been chosen for the initial rollout of the to scanners to detect people running fever.

“We are going to purchase the thermal scanners which will record the body temperature of passengers as they enter the platform. This will save time”, Palakkad Divisional Railway Manager Pratap Singh Shami told PTI on Tuesday.

The scanner would give out a beep sound if the temperature recorded was beyond a certain range and the passenger would not be allowed to travel, he said.

“The work on installing the system will begin soon and we are expecting the scanners to begin functional from July 15”, the official said.

The division will get seven contact-less cameras for checking the tickets.

The passengers will have to hold their tickets in front of the camera and a railway official can check them on a monitor without coming in contact with the travellers, he said.

Shornur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod in Kerala and Mangaluruin Karnataka in Palakkad division and Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur in Kerala and Nagercoil in neighbouring Tamil Nadu under the Trivandrum division will get the thermal scanners.

Railway sources here said a thermalcamera has already been installed at the Central Railway Station in the capital city thanks to the initiative ofCongress MP Shashi Tharoor, representing Thiruvananthapuram in Lok Sabha. The contact-less cameras for ticket checking would also be introduced, they said.

Though regular train services have been cancelled till August 12 in view of increasing number of coronavirus cases, the special trains — 15 pairs on the Rajdhani routes and 100 pairs of mail/express trains — are being operated.

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