CCTVs in Mumbai to be set up by January

Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 15:24

Mumbai: Seven global consortiums have been
selected through expression of interest for setting up the
CCTV project in Mumbai.

Additional Chief Secretary (Home) UC Sarangi said
Request For Proposal (RFP) will be given to these agencies
soon.

According to him, a five member committee of experts
has been set up to decide on the RFP standards. "The
standards will be decided as per the technical standards,
specifications, design of the Camera, connectivity, control of
the equipment," he added.

Sarangi said the agency will be selected as per the
decided RFP standards by December end. "It is expected that
the work will start in January next year", he added.

About 5000 CCTVs will be set up at 1200 locations and
will be monitored through remote and cable connectivity.
Sarangi said crime prone, crowded, business districts, chowks,
main roads, arterial roads are the locations which will be
selected. He said five control rooms will be set up and the
footage will be shared among the police stations in the city.

"A central incident command and control centre will come
up at the new police commissionerate in south Mumbai or at
Worli in central Mumbai," he informed.

Sarangi said the government plans to make it mandatory
for railways and airports to share footage from their CCTVs
also. Similarly, a separate cadre to monitor the CCTVs will be
needed to be set up.

Besides, amendments to existing laws will be needed to
make CCTV evidence acceptable for conviction in the courts.

The system of image identification will be needed to
set up in the CCTV units, he added.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 15:24

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