NEW DELHI: Long pending files relating to 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras have been cleared by Lieutenant-Governor's secretariat following which Delhi government immediately notified a tender.
As per the plan, around 2,000 cameras will be installed in all 70 assembly constituencies each at a cost of around Rs 200 crore in the first phase. Delhi PWD Minister Satyender Jain said that our department has made proposal of CCTV cameras installation in the first week of July, 2017. Last month, several AAP legislators had trooped into Delhi Chief Secretary office to enquire about CCTV cameras file. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party had promised to install CCTV cameras across the national capital in the run-up to the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections.
Giving details about the proposal, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain said that RWAs and market associations will be asked to monitor CCTV cameras while maintenance work will be looked after by a company which would provide the device."We had decided to install 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras in residential and commercial areas across Delhi. 2,000 cameras will be installed in all 70 assembly constituencies each in the first phase," Jain told reporters here.
The PWD minister, whose department has been tasked with installation of the cameras, has written to all MLAs seeking to know the requirement of devices in their areas by August 15."If the number goes beyond 2,000, legislators can then get CCTV cameras installed through their MLA LAD fund. We hope that by October, all tendering process will be completed and thereafter, all 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras will be installed in the next five to six months," he said. "The recording of cameras can be maintained for 30 days. In New Delhi constituency, CCTV cameras have been installed in several areas," Jain said.