Govt floats ten­der for in­stalling 1.4 lakh CCTV cam­eras

Millennium Post - - CITY - ROUSHAN ALI

NEW DELHI: Long pend­ing files re­lat­ing to 1.5 lakh CCTV cam­eras have been cleared by Lieu­tenant-gov­er­nor's sec­re­tar­iat fol­low­ing which Delhi gov­ern­ment im­me­di­ately no­ti­fied a ten­der.

As per the plan, around 2,000 cam­eras will be in­stalled in all 70 assem­bly con­stituen­cies each at a cost of around Rs 200 crore in the first phase. Delhi PWD Min­is­ter Satyen­der Jain said that our de­part­ment has made pro­posal of CCTV cam­eras in­stal­la­tion in the first week of July, 2017. Last month, sev­eral AAP leg­is­la­tors had trooped into Delhi Chief Sec­re­tary of­fice to en­quire about CCTV cam­eras file. The rul­ing Aam Aadmi Party had promised to in­stall CCTV cam­eras across the na­tional cap­i­tal in the run-up to the 2015 Delhi Assem­bly elec­tions.

Giv­ing de­tails about the pro­posal, PWD Min­is­ter Satyen­dar Jain said that RWAS and mar­ket as­so­ci­a­tions will be asked to mon­i­tor CCTV cam­eras while main­te­nance work will be looked af­ter by a com­pany which would pro­vide the de­vice. "we had de­cided to in­stall 1.5 lakh CCTV cam­eras in res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial ar­eas across Delhi. 2,000 cam­eras will be in­stalled in all 70 assem­bly con­stituen­cies each in the first phase," Jain told re­porters here.

The PWD min­is­ter, whose de­part­ment has been tasked with in­stal­la­tion of the cam­eras, has writ­ten to all MLAS seek­ing to know the re­quire­ment of de­vices in their ar­eas by Au­gust 15."If the num­ber goes be­yond 2,000, leg­is­la­tors can then get CCTV cam­eras in­stalled through their MLA LAD fund. We hope that by Oc­to­ber, all ten­der­ing process will be com­pleted and there­after, all 1.5 lakh CCTV cam­eras will be in­stalled in the next five to six months," he said. "The record­ing of cam­eras can be main­tained for 30 days. In New Delhi con­stituency, CCTV cam­eras have been in­stalled in sev­eral ar­eas," Jain said.

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