Kalyan, Dombivli to get 681 CCTVs in six months
Kalyan and Dombivli will get 681 closed- circuit t el evision cameras in six months. The move will help curb crimes across the area.
In January last year, the Kalyan- Dombivli Municipal C o r p o r at i o n h a d a s ke d a private agency carry out a detailed survey for the CCTV camera project.
After t he survey, i t was decided to install 681 CCTV cameras at 217 spots.
This will cost the KDMC Rs50 crore. The amount also includes the maintenance of the cameras for five years.
In a meeting on Wednesday, the KDMC formed a committee to implement the project. It will look after the installation, controlling and monitoring of the CCTV cameras.
The meeting was attended by KDMC commissioner E Ravendiran, Kalyan deputy commissioner of police ( DCP) Sanjay Jadhav and DCP (traffic) Rashmi Karandhikar.
“After receiving the survey reports, we planned to install CCTV cameras in 217 spots. A CCTV surveillance system will also be set up to monitor the city,” said Ravendiran.
There are no CCTV cameras in the two cities. Alarmed by the rising crimes, the police have been urging shopkeepers and residential complexes to install CCTV cameras on their premises.
“This would help the police t o ar rest t he criminals. I again urge the residents and the shopkeepers of Kalyan and Dombivli to install CCTV cameras,” said Jadhav.
The c iv i c b o dy is also planning to make its monitoring system more e f f i c i e n t by d eve l o p i n g a command centre at the Kalyan DCP office, a data centre and l ive surveillance at KDMC headquarters as well as the DCP office.