Cidco to start CCTV com­mand cen­tre at Belapur sta­tion by May

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

A tem­po­rary CCTV com­mand cen­tre will be set up on the sec­ond floor of Belapur rail­way sta­tion com­plex.

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