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Mantralaya under surveillance of 64 CCTV cameras

Last Updated: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 09:23

Mumbai: In order to strengthen security
after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Maharashtra government has decided to install Close Circuit TV cameras in Mantralaya,
the state secretariat.

"Altogether 64 CCTV cameras would be installed in the
premises of Mantralaya," a senior official from Home
department said.

The CCTVs are being installed at all the gates of the
Mantralaya, corridors and the surrounding area to monitor
visitors and any suspicious activity, the official said.

The measure comes after last year`s terror strikes,
during which two terrorists also came near Mantralaya area
after attacking the crowded at CST railway station.

The main areas of Mantralya already have CCTV cameras,
including outside the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary`s
cabin. However, the government wants that the entire Mantralaya
should come under surveillance, the official said.

The footage in those CCTV cameras would be supervised
in the control room of the Mantralaya by security officials.

A proposal was also mooted by the government to
install 5,000 CCTV cameras in major areas of the city after
the attacks.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 09:23
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