Integrated CCTV system to add more teeth to Noida Police
The city, neighbouring the national Capital, is bracing up to add more teeth to its police force by implementing an integrated CCTV surveillance system, which will help check crime and traffic violations across Noida, especially in border areas.
The core committee, which consists of Noida officials, city police and Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration, has planned to install as many as 106 cameras at public places and vulnerable areas within three months. The exercise will cost Rs 100 crore approximately. A team consisting around two dozen policemen will scan these cameras.
Starting from Noida entry gate, CCTV cameras will be installed till Mahamaya Flyover. At the flyover, the surveillance system will be located on the left towards the City Centre Metro Station and then towards the Jhundpura border.
“The security zone will have a three-tier surveillance. The first tier will include all 21 entry and exit points and 85 traffic intersections. The second tier will include all entry and exit points in the 25 sqkm area, while the third will include all critical installations such as government offices, hospitals, malls, Kalindi Kunj bridge, Noida-Greater Noida e-way, NH-24, etc,” said a Noida authority official.
Police said once installed, Noida will have the first citywide hi-tech surveillance system in UP, which will bring down the crime graph, especially snatching cases.
“The Integrated Security Surveillance System (iS3) is better known as city surveillance. Noida Authority chairman and CEO Rama Raman had earlier formed a committee – comprising officials from the authority, district administration and police – to monitor the execution of the project,” said an official.
A control room will be set up, from where officials will be able to monitor the areas under CCTV surveillance. These cameras will be of three types – fixed or still, pan tilt zoom (PTZ) and automated number plate recognition (ANPR) – and will be used to monitor roads and establishments.