City to get 50 cameras to keep an eye on crime

Will also keep a check on unauthorized constructions and disruptive activities


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.



Other News

How Jeevan Raths have helped 52,000 migrants in Maharashtra

Before the novel coronavirus hit it, Mumbai about 10-12 lakh labourers from elsewhere had made it their home. The figure for the state of Maharashtra was another 18-20 lakh. As the pandemic spread and the Maximum City emerged as the worst-hit place in India, all economic activities came to an end, and with

China is practicing attack as the best form of defence

For the rest of the world, it is not easy to understand China when it comes to politics or economics. Under pressure from the international community, it has accepted to open the country for a “comprehensive” probe into the origin of the deadly coronavirus. But it is not clear whether the Asian

Corona warriors to “flush the virus” in Mumbai

Even as humanitarian support is pouring in to help distressed migrants amid Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, civil society organizations and NGOs are working for sanitation of community toilets which have become breeding source of virus infection. Every community toilet has 20 seats. Each

How lockdown was used to shore up health infrastructure

India, completing about two months of lockdown to protect against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, has made good use of the time to improve health infrastructure, the government has said. Countering media reports “about some decisions of the government regarding the lockdown implem

Railways resume services from June 1

As India begins to learn to live with Covid-19 and come out of nearly two-month long lockdown, regular train services are set to resume from June 1 in a graded manner, even as more ‘shramik’ special trains are planned. The railway ministry, in consultation with the health ministr

Covid-19: India’s mortality rate lower than global figure

In the battle against Covid-19, India has managed to keep the mortality rate low at 0.2 deaths per lakh population, compared to some 4.1 deaths for the same population worldwide. Moreover, a total of 39,174 patients have been cured, registering a recovery rate of 38.73% which is improving continuously.


Current Issue


Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter