Delhi govt to install 2,000 CCTV cameras across city
In a long awaited move, the Delhi government on Thursday decided to install CCTV cameras at various localities across the national Capital.
The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government will install the cameras in locations, including many residential areas and markets.
In a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Public Works Department Minister Satyender Jain said: "PWD will install/execute the work for the RWAs/market associations at the identified locations and hand over the assets to RWAs/market associations. Safety and security of the installation will be responsibility of RWA."
"The feed of cameras will be made available at centralised locations in colonies as identified by the RWA concerned. Initially, it has been proposed to install 2000 cameras per Assembly Constituency," he said.
The Minister also noted that in case of additional cameras required, MLA LAD Fund can be utilised.
MLAs have been told submit the requirement (up to 2,000) of the camera and the details namely, name of resident welfare associations (RWAs) and market associations, number and location of the camera by August 15 to the office of PWD Minister.
"Our government will roll out mass installation of 1.50 lakh CCTV cameras across the Capital in the first phase and Delhi PWD will issue global tenders by October," said Jain.
Jain added that the installation process will be completed between February and March 2018, at an estimated cost of Rs 250 crore.
It may be mentioned that the Delhi Cabinet had recently approved the decision to install CCTV cameras in 6,350 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses from the Nirbhaya Fund.
The Cabinet also approved the Transport department's proposal to authorise the DTC to call tenders and sign the agreement for installation of CCTV cameras. The Corporation will appoint the bid process manager through open tender enquiry.
"The objective of this decision is to instil a sense of security in the minds of women commuters and to ensure their safe travel in public service buses," an official had said.
Three IP CCTV cameras will be installed in each bus comprising latest technology. The installation and maintenance of the cameras will last for five years.