Indian Railways to get biometric identification system

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New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): Indian Railways have decided to install biometric identification system at its vital installations across the country.

The project will increase the protection of major IT installations and PRS (Passenger Reservation Service) data centres in view of the threat of attacks, which could disrupt train operations and damage database.

"We have sanctioned a pilot project at an estimated cost of Rs 4.4 crores for installing biometric identification at vital installation and offices of Indian Railways," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

The Zonal railways have been asked to identify vital installation and offices where biometric identification system is to be installed. (ANI)

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