Chandigarh: To strengthen the millennium city’s surveillance system, a total of 1,926 CCTV cameras would be installed at more than 300 locations in Gurugram, Hary-ana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said. The decision was taken at the first meeting of the Executive Committee of Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) in Gurgaon that was chaired by Khattar, an official release said.
The project would cost about Rs 65 crore of which Rs 25 crore would be shelled out by the Haryana police. The first phase would be completed in nine mon-ths, it added. The process of laying the fibre network has begun and upon its completion, it will make Gurugram the first city in the country to have a network supporting all kinds of smart services, he claimed.
Khattar said the newly installed Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras would be integrated with a command control centre and the feed would be sent to all government departments, police stations, schools and institutions. It would also provide internet and WiFi facilities, he said. In addition, about 60,000 CCTV cameras already installed at shopping malls and other private institutions would also be linked with this network and its control would be with GMDA.
This will also help in traffic management, he said. Under the project, e-challans would be automatically issued to those violating traffic rules.