1. Arvind Kejriwal’s CCTV promise to be fulfilled, Delhi to get 1.4 lakh cameras

Arvind Kejriwal’s CCTV promise to be fulfilled, Delhi to get 1.4 lakh cameras

The Arvind Kejriwal led-AAP government promise of installing CCTV cameras across the city will get fulfilled after Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has won the bid for the installation of 1.4 lakh cameras across the capital for Rs 272 crore.

By: | New Delhi | Published: February 9, 2018 10:24 AM
Delhi, Delhi cctv, Bharat Electronics, delhi cctv tender, bharat electronic tender, aam aadmi party, women safety The Arvind Kejriwal led-AAP government promise of installing CCTV cameras across the city will get fulfilled after Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has won the bid for the installation of 1.4 lakh cameras across the capital for Rs 272 crore.

The localities in the national capital will finally see the much-awaited CCTV cameras very soon. The Arvind Kejriwal led-AAP government promise of installing CCTV cameras across the city will get fulfilled after Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has won the bid for the installation of 1.4 lakh cameras across the capital for Rs 272 crore.

According to The Indian Express, the locations of the CCTV cameras would be decided by the MLAs of each constituency. “The cameras will be installed by PWD, which will be the nodal agency for carrying out the project, and work will begin immediately. The MLAs will consult local associations and different RWAs to figure out the exact locations and dark spots, where the cameras will be installed,” an official was quoted as saying by IE.

According to The Indian Express, the locations of the CCTV cameras would be decided by the MLAs of each constituency. “The cameras will be installed by PWD, which will be the nodal agency for carrying out the project, and work will begin immediately. The MLAs will consult local associations and different RWAs to figure out the exact locations and dark spots, where the cameras will be installed,” an official was quoted as saying by IE.

As per the IE report, the Delhi government had allocated Rs 130 crore for the project in its Budget 2017-18 but sources said that it was planning to increase the budget since the project was estimated to cost significantly more. Meanwhile, the agency which installs the cameras will be responsible for maintaining them for five years said officials. Apart from the cost, another important issue that will be worked out is who will monitor the feed. The Delhi government officials told IE that there is simply not enough manpower to monitor the feed continuously, the plan in its present form is for RWA and market associations to monitor the footage.

In May 2017, the AAP in its manifesto had said womens safety was its top priority and had promised installing CCTV cameras at public places and in Delhi Transport Corporation buses. In the 2017-18 Budget, the government had allocated Rs 100 crore for installation of CCTV cameras in all DTC buses.

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