IR plans to undertake airport-like security and facial recognition system in Patna railway station

In order to enhance passenger safety and security, Indian Railways (IR) has unveiled plans to introduce a state-of-the-art facial recognition system (FRS) at major stations, including Patna Junction in the Danapur division of the East Central Railway. It will be based on and powered by artificial intelligence technology. Reportedly, the key objective behind this development is to fortify security measures by directly linking the FRS to an existing database containing records of criminal activities occurring within and around railway station premises. IR has identified approximately 200 stations for comprehensive security enhancement. IR plans to increase security measures including deployment of FRS, luggage scanning systems, the use of sniffer dogs, and random luggage inspections. The idea is to address the looming security challenges faced by stations in Bihar and Jharkhand.