Ludhiana: The Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal launched the first phase of the Ludhiana Safe City project with a bang at Police lines.
The project has come up at the cost of Rs 80 crore and would be instrumental in ensuring safety of the people which is of paramount concern to the state government. Divulging more, he said that the rationale behind the project is to put a stop to the crime as well as ensure effective traffic management so as to provide succour to the common public.
He further said that a total of 159 locales have been equipped with 1442 CCTV cameras keeping hawk’s eye on all the significant spots in the city with control room at police lines. He said that this project would go a long way in keeping the law and order situation under control.
Badal disclosed that by next year he visualises to implement the project in all the corporation towns of the state. The Deputy Chief Minister also said that soon enough all the link roads, Inside-outside points of the villages would also see the CCTV cameras being installed and would be connected with the district control room.
The Deputy CM said Punjab would be the first state in the country where, in the next one and half year, CCTV cameras would be installed in the entire state at a cost of around Rs 500 crore for the safety and security of citizens and to put an end control of crime in the state.
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