Work on 1.4L CCTVs by April: Jain
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.