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Delhi: 1,40,000 more CCTV cameras to be set up, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi is about to get 1,40,000 further CCTV cameras, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned on Friday. It will take the whole variety of CCTV cameras within the metropolis to 4,15,000, he mentioned. The extra installations are being arrange as a part of the second section of organising CCTV cameras.

Previously seven years, because the AAP authorities got here to energy, a complete of two,75,000 CCTV cameras have been arrange within the metropolis – on the streets, public locations, colonies, colleges, Kejriwal mentioned. “On this planet, Delhi has the best quantity of CCTV cameras per sq. kilometre. A survey of 150 cities has proven this. Per sq. mile, Delhi has 1,826 CCTV cameras. London comes second to this with 1,138,” he mentioned.

“Delhi is much forward of London, New York, Paris… we’ve arrange that many CCTV cameras. Within the nation, Chennai comes second when it comes to CCTV cameras and Delhi has 3 times the quantity that Chennai has. Delhi has 11 occasions the variety of cameras that Mumbai has,” Kejriwal mentioned. This has helped the police in fixing crimes, Kejriwal added.

Bharat Electronics Restricted is placing up the cameras, Kejriwal mentioned, including that these are state-of-the-art, fashionable cameras.

If the digital camera isn’t working, the command centre will probably be alerted and officers will probably be alerted through SMS. If the digital camera is damaged, or if it’s not working, an alarm will probably be sounded on the command centre.

Recording as much as 30 days may be stored within the 4-megapixel cameras, the CM mentioned. Stay footage from the cameras will probably be accessible for 3 to 4 individuals who can entry it with passwords, he added.

The feed from the cameras is being monitored from the command centre.

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