Work on 1.4L CCTVs by April: Jain

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: The Delhi gov­ern­ment will soon start work on in­stalling CCTVs cam­eras in the city, which was one of its main elec­tion prom­ises. PWD min­is­ter Satyen­dar Jain on Tues­day said that the depart­ment has floated ten­ders for in­stalling 1.4 lakh CCTV cam­eras and the work will start by April next year.

“We have had the pre-bid meet­ing. Once the work is awarded, it will take two months to start in­stalling the cam­eras,” said Jain.

The project has been hang­ing fire for a long time de­spite it be­ing one of AAP’s top pri­or­ity ini­tia­tives. On Septem­ber 28, chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal held a meet­ing with Jain, the then PWD prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary Ash­wani Ku­mar and se­nior depart­ment of­fi­cials. The CM had di­rected of­fi­cials to fi­nalise the ten­der de­tails within two months.

The gov­ern­ment, which al­lo­cated Rs 130 crore for the project in its 2017-18 bud­get, is planning to in­crease the share as the en­tire project would cost around Rs 350 crore. The gov­ern­ment plans to in­stall these cam­eras mainly in res­i­den­tial colonies and mar­kets.

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