Gurgaon Police has finally taken up the long-pending project of installing CCTV cameras across the city. The city's police department took a cue from Delhi Police's Nigehbaan, a community project under which 1.63 lakh cameras were installed across the capital.
"The project was an initiative to counter the increasing crime rate in the National Capital. It has proved successful in Delhi and now being replicated in other cities such as Gurgaon and Chandigarh," said IG (Chandigarh) Tejinder Singh Luthra, who had led the project as Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police.
Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon had put the project on hold after setting up a team to look into the expenses involved. As per MCG's original plan, 61 hi-tech cameras were to be installed at 13 locations, including Sadar Bazar, Railway Road, Rajiv Chowk, IFFCO Chowk and Signature Tower. The cameras were supposed to be functional by March 31. The technical consultant hired for the job, however, pointed out that a total of 3,000 cameras would be required to cover the entire city.
Gurgaon Police has stressed on the installation of CCTV cameras in societies. A survey has been launched to ascertain the number of cameras installed in societies across the city. RWAs that are yet to be equipped with the facility will be urged to do so, with Gurgaon Police providing any necessary assistance.
As per the sources in the police department, Commissioners and SPs will encourage RWAs and market associations to instal CCTV cameras both inside and outside their premises.
"We will create a database of existing cameras, which will enable us to solve crime more efficiently," the sources informed City Spidey.
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