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Safety of Delhiites, especially women most important for AAP govt: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the installation of CCTV cameras has started across the city and asserted that safety and security of Delhiites, especially women are "most important" for his government. As per the government's plan, around three lakh CCTV cameras will be installed in Delhi as part of a project to boost security in the city. The Arvind Kejriwal-led government has already begun work on the installation of 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras.

"Safety and security of our citizen's esp women is most imp for us. I am glad that CCTV cameras are finally being installed all across the city in such a big way. Cooperation, support and participation of citizens has made it happen," CM Kejriwal tweeted.

In every assembly constituency, 2,000 CCTV cameras are being installed. People who want to get a CCTV camera installed on their house's outside wall under a Delhi government project will have to give an "undertaking" to provide electricity for the functioning of the device. The government will give subsidy to such people on the power consumed by the CCTV camera, according to legislators of the ruling AAP in the national capital. As per the government's decision, 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras will be installed across the city under the project, which aims to ensure women safety in Delhi.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators, in their respective constituencies, are distributing a form titled "undertaking" to people who want to install a CCTV camera on the outside wall of their house. The government will give the subsidy to such residents for the consumption of electricity in the functioning of the CCTV camera, AAP MLA Surinder Singh said.

"There will be no burden on residents who want to get a CCTV camera installed on the wall of their house as the government will give subsidy for it. In the form, residents will have to mention their CA number or electricity meter number apart from their mobile number to avail the subsidy from the government," Singh, the MLA from Delhi Cantt, said. Two thousand cameras will be installed in each of the 70 assembly constituencies here.

Last month, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Labour Minister Gopal Rai and Urban Development Minster Satyendar Jain had launched CCTV camera project in their respective constituencies.

Sisodia had said about three lakh CCTV cameras would be installed in Delhi as part of a project to boost security.

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