10,000 CCTVs to keep watch on city

10,000 CCTVs to keep watch on city
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Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy on Tuesday informed the Assembly that the government would install at least 10,000 CCTVs in sensitive and hypersensitive areas across the city. The Minister was replying to a question raised by TRS MLA V Srinivas Goud who sought details on the total number of CCTVs to be installed in the city. 

Hyderabad: Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy on Tuesday informed the Assembly that the government would install at least 10,000 CCTVs in sensitive and hypersensitive areas across the city. The Minister was replying to a question raised by TRS MLA V Srinivas Goud who sought details on the total number of CCTVs to be installed in the city.

Home Minister says these cameras will be connected to the Command Control Centre at Banjara Hills

He said that the government would encourage commercial establishments to install 90,000 CCTVs under the community CCTV project as per the Provisions of Public Safety Measures Enforcement Act. These CCTVs would be connected to the Command Control Centre at Banjara Hills from the level of police station and DCP office and would have a reach of 50 meters from the shops.

The Minister further said that the data in CCTV cameras would be stored for 30 days and analysed at the centre. Any offender entering Hyderabad would be identified with the help of this surveillance system immediately, he added. “For this, a 24-storied Command Control Centre at Road No 12, Banjara Hills, is planned for construction to act as a technology fusion centre which would be helpful for all government departments including the police,” he added.

The project cost of the city wide CCTV system is Rs 657 crore and the Command Control Centre is Rs 302 crore (total RS 959 crore) and it would be completed in a span of two years, he said. Citing examples of police cracking the kidnap and murder of a 10th standard student within 48 hours last week, the Home Minister said that the accused were seen abducting the student from his house to Secunderabad station.

He also reminded that the police could find out the accused in KBR Park firing incident with the help of CCTV cameras. Replying to a question on the traffic police, the Minister said that there were instances of traffic police getting liver diseases because of being in high traffic density corridors. The Chief Minister had announced a special allowance of 30 per cent of basic to the traffic police and officers on special duties.

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