City to get 50 cameras to keep an eye on crime

Will also keep a check on unauthorized constructions and disruptive activities

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Jasleen Kaur | January 27, 2011



Delhi is looking to up its guard with electronic eyes keeping a strict vigil. Under a project of Delhi's IT department, the city will get 50 mega cameras, fitted on the roof tops of multi-storeyed building across the national capital territory.

Each of these cameras will see all that happens within a range of 5 km,and ehnce will help alert the authorities about events or activities that demand scrutiny or action.

Thus, the authorities can rush in to check or respond to crimes, unauthorized constructions, disruptive activities including terrorist attacks and natural disasters, relief and rehabilitation.

The input provided by the mega cameras will be of much use for the police, revenue department, disaster management authority, fire service.

During a presentation made by the department to Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and chief secretary Rakesh Mehta on Thursday, Dikshit instructed the department to continue its innovative projects to ensure e-enabled services in Delhi.

She also gave a green signal to a proposal relating to finalisation of IT Act of Delhi to enable the department to function as a nodal agency and to bring uniformity in IT related projects being implemented by various departments and other government agencies.

The department is aiming to facilitate e-citizen, e-governance and e-commerce services in the city this year. It plans to computerise all departments and overhaul work culture and procedures.

Some of its projects which have improved operating efficiency of the government and have brought government closer to its citizens include Delhi State Wide Area Network (DSWAN), Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA), system to upload RTI applications, Mission Convergence project, electronic parking system in certain areas, e-court, Cabinet Decision Monitoring System.

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