For Improved Safety, 22,000 New CCTV Cameras To Be Installed In UP Cities Soon
Lucknow, Oct 9 (TNA) With 22,000 new CCTV cameras, there will be a 'close eye' on many cities of Uttar Pradesh soon. Maximum vigilance will be maintained in Varanasi, the parliamentary seat of prime minister Narendra Modi, an official said.
CCTV camera points have been identified for integration in 17 Municipal Corporations and Gautam Buddha Nagar. Under the Safe City project, 2324 dark spot street lights and 1861 cameras have been identified for patrolling.
As per the directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Home Department has identified 21,968 cameras for integration in 17 municipal corporations and Gautam Buddha Nagar under the first phase of the Safe City Project, out of which 15,732 have been integrated with the control room.
Apart from this, 4,150 hot spots have been identified for new cameras. The work of installing new cameras here will start soon. Along with this, 1861 hot spots are being identified and patrolling is being done by 656 PRVs. During this period, 2324 dark spots have also been identified, out of which street lights have been installed at 1416 places.
Adityanath had recently held a review meeting with the Home Department regarding the Safe City Project, in which Home Department officials informed him about the progress report.
During this, he gave instructions to complete the remaining works of the Home Department related to the project soon. Under the scheme, the work of identification of government and private CCTVs, dark places and places with street lights has been completed within the deadline.
11544 cameras have been identified for integration with the Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) of Smart Cities of 10 Municipal Corporations, while 7285 cameras have been identified for integration with the Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) of Smart Cities of 7 Municipal Corporations. 3139 cameras have been identified for integration with ICCC of Gautam Buddha Nagar. Out of these, 8940 cameras have been integrated by City Development from ICCCs of 10 Municipal Corporations.
Similarly, apart from the police department, 5684 cameras from ICCC of 10 Municipal Corporations and 1108 cameras from ITMS of 7 Municipal Corporations have been connected to the control room of Smart City. In such a situation, a total of more than 15 thousand CCTVs have been connected to ICCC and ITMS.
UP Police has identified maximum 3139 CCTVs in Gautam Buddha Nagar, while 3019 CCTVs have been identified in Kanpur at second place, 2120 in Meerut at third place, 1464 CCTVs in Ghaziabad at fourth place and 1461 CCTVs have been identified in Lucknow at fifth place. Similarly, 2324 dark spots have been identified to provide a safe, secure and empowering environment for women, children, elderly and disabled people.
Among these, 322 dark spots have been identified in Gautam Budh Nagar at first, 268 in Kanpur at second, 263 in Ghaziabad at third, 196 in Varanasi at fourth and 182 dark spots have been identified in Aligarh at fifth. Apart from this, UP Police has identified 4150 hot spots for CCTV. Among these, 728 hot spots have been identified in Varanasi at first, 509 in Lucknow at second, 449 in Kanpur at third, 353 in Aligarh at fourth and 316 hot spot locations in Meerut at fifth have been identified for CCTV. Whereas, 1861 places were identified for patrolling by UP-112.
Among these, the maximum number of PRVs have been deployed for patrolling in Lucknow at 87, Kanpur at second place with 80, Gautam Buddha Nagar at third place with 63, Mareth at fourth place with 51 and Ghaziabad at fifth place with 50 PRVs.