MRT-3 upgrades CCTV cameras, offers free rides on June 12

MRT-3 upgrades CCTV cameras, offers free rides on June 12

Jun 10, 2021, 12:06 PM
Heloise Diamante

Heloise Diamante


With the new high-quality CCTV cameras installed inside MRT stations, the management hopes to deter “unlawful activities” and strengthen security inside the rail system.

THE Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) has announced the 100-percent installation of 292 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across all of its facilities.

According to their official Facebook post, the newly installed cameras are all capable of “high resolution” video output.

“Ang CCTV cameras ay gumagana 24 oras, at nakatutulong sa pagtitiyak ng seguridad sa lahat ng mga nasasakupang lugar ng MRT-3,” the post reads.

At least 10 were installed at the MRT-3 depot, 20 each at North Avenue, Quezon Avenue, GMA-Kamuning, Ortigas, and Guadalupe stations, 24 at Cubao station, 18 at Santolan station, 31 at Shaw Boulevard station, 23 each at Boni and Buendia stations, 22 each at Ayala and Taft Avenue stations, and 19 at Magallanes station.

The cameras will also be used as a security measure to prevent any incidents, especially unlawful activities.

Back in May, two men climbed down into the train tracks to take a “selfie.”

The violators were later charged with alarm and scandal.

On the same month, an MRT-3 car was vandalized by still unidentified suspects.

"Initial investigation reveals that the culprits may have entered Taft Avenue station via a recently-discovered damaged perimeter fence in front of a gasoline station," the rail line said.

The train has been cleaned but guards have since been deployed to regularly patrol “foot tracks” at the Magallanes and Taft stations.

They have also repositioned CCTV cameras to cover more areas.

Under the Revised Penal Code, penalty for an alarm and scandal offense could be arresto menor, or imprisonment for 1 to 30 days, or a fine not exceeding ₱200.

Meanwhile, MRT-3 has also announced free rides for the celebration of Araw ng Kalayaan this coming June 12, Saturday.

Passengers can avail of the free rides starting 7:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tags: #trains, #MetroRailTransit, #security, #CCTVCameras, #vandalism

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