3,700 DTC buses to come under CCTV lens
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to install CCTV cameras in over 3,700 low-floor DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) buses, including 1,275 air-conditioned ones, as part of measures to bolster women’s security.
Transport minister Gopal Rai said that the government would start the process of installing CCTVs in 2,500 non-AC and 1,275 AC low-floor buses in two months.
After installing the CCTVs in DTC buses, the government will start installing CCTV cameras in cluster buses operated by the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS).
As per the plan, three CCTV cameras will be installed in each bus so that the entire vehicle is covered and a close watch kept on every passenger.
DTC officials said that 200 buses have been fitted with such devices in the first phase.
“To ensure safety of women in DTC’s buses, government has decided to install CCTV cameras in non-AC and AC low-floor buses.We will start the process of installing CCTV cameras in two months,” Rai said.
The Transport Minister said that project would prove useful for women passengers travelling in corporation buses, especially late at night.
Officials said that government will monitor the recording of CCTV cameras for which control rooms will be set up by DTC.
The Aam Aadmi Party government has already deployed 2,000 home guards in DTC buses to strengthen security of women.
The city government also plans to deployed security guards in dark spots across the national capital.