While Delhi Still Waiting for 15 Lakh CCTVs from Arvind Kejriwal, Mumbai Already Installed with CCTV Cameras!

CCTV is neither the word related to Political Discussion nor it is ever promised to the people in Election Speeches. But As India is moving towards a developed Economy, it is now a relevant word as it is necessary to safeguard and secure Major Cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc.

During Delhi Elections Current CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal promised to install 15 lakh CCTV and make sure women of the state become secure and Delhi remove the tag of Rape City. Many Experts questioned the magnitude as it is almost practically impossible to install 15 lakh CCTV but CM defended his claim and famously backed its Economic Possibilities by claiming that He knows One CCTV can get installed in Rs 2000 and So He needs only 300 crore. More than 2 years have passed, Delhi people knows How many CCTV gets installed and How many Rapes have bee stopped by CCTV. 

On the Other Hand, During Maharashtra Election, Devendra Fadnavis too promised to make Mumbai secured City by creating a monitoring Center and a network of CCTV will be implemented. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday launched Mumbai’s city-wide CCTV network. The near Rs 1,000 crore surveillance network is the most extensive security project the city police has undertaken till date.

A total of 4717 CCTV cameras across 1510 locations, covering almost 80 percent of the city, were inaugurated today. Apart from the fixed cameras, 5 mobile surveillance vans will also be a part of Vigilance group. 

As Per the recommendations of the Ram Pradhan committee, the city police decided to install the cameras across 1,000 locations in the city to enhance security and safeguard citizens.

While bids for the project were invited in 2012 and 2013, it could not be awarded to vendors due to technical reasons. Finally, in February 2015, the state government signed a deal with Larsen & Toubro for installation of 6,000 close circuit television (CCTV) cameras by September 2016. The project cost the Maharashtra government Rs 949 crore. 4,717 out of the 6,000 cameras have become operational today, October 2. The remaining 1,200 cameras are expected to become functional by November.

The cameras used for the project are Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras (PTZ cameras), which are capable of taking high resolution images while allowing for remote directional change and zoom functionality. The footage is saved for 30 days, but can be extended and saved for up to 180 days.

Most cameras also support night vision and 360 degree coverage. To allow for better coverage along the coasts, where conventional monitoring is difficult, thermal-sensing cameras have been used.

Each camera will be linked to the main control room at police commissioner’s compound in Crawford Market, where the feed is accessible across 60 LED screens. A parallel connection is also given to the emergency control room in Kalina, which is expected to get ready by end of this month.

The CCTV networks also supports face recognition software, which will be used to identify wanted criminals and missing persons. The pictures of at least one lakh criminals will be uploaded as soon as the system is functional.

Apart from it’s own network of CCTVs, Mumbai police will also be tapping into the surveillance systems of public and private establishments, which can come handy during worst case scenarios.

A framework will be laid down for authorities to get direct access to the video feed from shops, malls, restaurants, housing societies, religious places etc.

This is the famous and most credible Case Study to understand How Politician promise and How they implement. We wish Arvind Kejriwal fulfil his 15 lakh CCTV promise which he did in multiple Election Rallies. 

Source : LocalPress 

Abhishek Kumar 

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