Cidco to start CCTV command centre at Belapur station by May
NAVI MUMBAI: If everything goes according to plan, the City and Industrial Development Corporation ( Cidco) will start a temporary CCTV command centre at Belapur railway station by next month.
The town planning agency has decided to construct at a state-of-the-art four-storey CCTV command centre at a cost of Rs2.5 crore at the police commissioner’s office compound.
However, they will take almost two years to complete the entire project as certain proposals pertaining to the centre, are yet to be cleared by their engineering department.
Therefore, they have decided to run a temporary CCTV command centre from the second floor of Belapur railway station complex till the planned centre is constructed at the police commissioner’s office.
The cameras installed in Cidco jurisdiction will be monitored from this centre by its officials as well as the city police.
Cidco is planning to install 574 cameras in its jurisdiction.
“In phase 1, Wipro Limited, which was given the contract, will install 327 cameras at 140 locations of the developed nodes
such as Kharghar, Kamothe, New Panvel and Kalamboli among others. We will need the command centre to check the functioning of the cameras just after their installations,” said a Cidco official.
Currently, the Navi Mumbai police have a small CCTV command centre from where they are monitoring 266 cameras installed in the NMMC jurisdiction.
“For now we will monitor 327 cameras installed in Cidco’s jurisdiction from the temporary command centre at Belapur rail-
way station. The 266 cameras installed in NMMC’s jurisdiction will be monitored from the existing centre at the police commissioner’s office. Once the planned four-storey command centre is constructed, we will club both the centres,” said a police officer from the existing command centre.
“NMMC is planning to install another 451 cameras in its jurisdiction. Therefore, the upcoming command centre will play a crucial role. A total of 1,291 cameras will monitored from there,” he said.
A temporary CCTV command centre will be set up on the second floor of Belapur railway station complex.