125 CCTVs will start functioning in two weeks
As many as 125 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) at Kharghar and Kalamboli will be operational within two weeks.
The cameras will be monitored from a command center on the second floor of Belapur railway station premises by the police as well as the Cidco officials.
Cidco had decided to install a total of 574 CCTV cameras at 293 locations across all nodes. The work of installing the cameras in other nodes is going on in full swing.
The Navi Mumbai police had suggested Cidco with respect to the places of installing the cameras so that maximum benefits could be drawn from those to ensure the safety of the residents.
“Cidco has installed over 100 cameras in Kharghar alone. The number of cameras installed at Kalamboli is less, but they are planning to increase the number at a later stage. The installation work in these two nodes is over and we are now just fine-tuning those. All the cameras will be operational within two weeks,” said Pradeep Kannalu, assistant commissioner of police (wireless).
“After discussing with Cidco we have decided to use colour analysis and face recognition software in the server of these cameras. It will help us curb terror related activities in the city,” he added.
Mohan Ninawe, senior public relations officer of Cidco, said, “We along with the city police conducted one survey in different nodes and selected the locations according to their suggestions. We have mainly selected the public places, busy market areas, railway stations and bus depots for installing the cameras. The cameras will be monitored by the police along with our officials.”
There are 266 CCTV cameras installed in the NMMC jurisdiction (from Airoli to Belapur) and it helped the police to detect scores of cases in the past one year.