DU to install CCTV cameras at North, South campus
New Delhi: Following the recent activities of vandalism by student groups, the Delhi University has decided to install CCTV cameras across its North and South campuses.
Through this, security official would also have vigilant eye over anti-social elements, nefarious activities such as molestation, groping, eve-teasing and several other incidents.
According to an official from Delhi University, a committee has been working on the plan since the three months.
Meanwhile, the members have identified the spots and mapped the location, where the cameras are supposed to be installed.
The budget for the whole project has been allocated to Rs 16 crore.
"The varsity is working on the project to maintain safety of both students and teachers. Some colleges and departments has already installed CCTVs and we are upgrading it with the new technology and respectively, enhance the numbers cameras across the campus," said Rajesh Tondon, dean of students' welfare.
These CCTV cameras are equipped with latest model and technology with wide angle and long distance coverage, and essential night vision mode with audio recording facilities as well.
The digital cameras will be installed in all the departments of the varsity, hostels, lanes, Vice- Chancellor's office and other areas, and prominent areas of students hangouts inside the campus.
"We are also seeking advice from experts and have sought feedback from the students on where the cameras are most needed," he added.
"More than 60 per cent of outsiders enter DU as it is the sole open campus in the capital city. Such initiatives will curb criminal elements from accessing the varsity," said Rishab Kumar, a student of Hansraj College.
According to an senior official, nearly 20 colleges out of 84 colleges have already installed CCTV cameras, most prominent colleges like St Stephens, Hindu college, Hansraj college, Kirori Mal college, Miranda House college, Sri Venkateswara, Lady Shri Ram (LSR).
"There are over 40 cameras in South Campus. Plans are to double the numbers," the official said.