Chandigarh has been making news for many disappointing acts and illegal activities from past few years. The city that was once considered the safest city has been turning to the other side. UT department has been working really hard to control the crimes going on within the city and under these efforts, the department has been planning to install 15,000 CCTV cameras throughout the city. This decision of installing 15,000 CCTV cameras throughout the city was taken by the Chandigarh Police after the full cooperation of the residents. Although the project of installation of these cameras was supposed to be complete by the end of September 2016, still the project is ongoing.
Chandigarh Police Installed 12,500 CCTV Cameras Throughout the City
The project began in March 2016, when with the cooperation of residents Chandigarh Police planned to put the entire city under surveillance. Under this project, the UT Police department has planned to install in total 15,000 CCTV cameras covering residential areas, markets, slum colonies as well as roads. After the complete analysis of the city, Chandigarh police has found 10,000 different locations within the city for installation of the cameras. Until now the department has successfully installed 12,500 cameras.
Out of these cameras, 2000 cameras have been installed to cover the main sectors of Chandigarh including Sectors 2,3,4,7,8,9,10,11,17 and 18. In areas prone to crimes like Manimajra, Sector 26, Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 19,20,21,27, 28 along with the Mauli Jagran have been put under the eye of the department after the successful installation of 4000 CCTV Cameras in the areas. The Southern Division of Chandigarh that includes the maximum sectors located in the south of the city adjoining Mohali have now been installed with 6500 cameras.
Nigehbaan The Project to Cover Chandigarh under e-Surveillance
The project named Nigehbaan has been ongoing since March 2016 and till date, the Chandigarh police has managed to cover prominent areas of the city for installation of the CCTV Cameras along with the cooperation of the residents. This project was initialized to cover the maximum city under e-surveillance. The purpose of this was to keep an eye on the areas for any crime and help maintain the law and order in the city. The 360-degree cameras are used under this project and the average cost of each camera ranges between Rs. 12,00 – Rs. 2000.
We hope that the project ensures the safety of the residents and installs the law and order within the city that once was there.
Source – IndianExpress
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