Project to install 1.40 lakh CCTV cameras begins

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The installation of 1.40 lakh CCTV cameras in markets and residential colonies across the city will begin most likely by April 2018, Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday.

After floating the tender for the project on November 1, the PWD held a pre-bid meeting last week. The government will take submissions till November 21, after which bids will be opened. Mr. Jain said it will take about a month or two for the work to be awarded after all bids ar in and another month or two for the installation to start.

“By April or May, we are expecting work on 1.40 lakh CCTV cameras to start. There will be 2,000 cameras per Assembly constituency,” he said.

Local servers

The project will cover all residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) and market associations in Delhi, with each RWA or market association having 30 to 40 cameras. Apart from local servers of these associations, video feeds will also be fed into a central command centre. Mr. Jain said 1.40 lakh cameras will be installed in the first phase of the project. The AAP had promised installation of 15 lakh cameras in Delhi in its 2015 election manifesto.

Source:-  The Hindu

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