Ludhiana: The Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) would ensure the electricity connections for the close circuit cameras which would be installed at various 159 locations under safe city project for Ludhiana. Also a steering committee has been constituted for the implementation of this project and MCL is part of this committee.
Notably, it is under safe city project that advanced technique based 1442 CCTV cameras are to be installed at 159 locations in the city. The cameras which would be installed include ANPR (Automatic number plate recognition cameras), RLVD (Red Light Violation Detection) and PTZ (Pan Tilt zoom cameras) techniques. The installation of CCTV cameras at 51 locations would be done on priority basis.
Out of total 159 locations the drawings for 64 sites were submitted and out of those 31 have been approved while 33 are pending. However, for 95 sites the final designs of the location are yet to be submitted by the police department.
The cameras will be installed at locations including Jalandhar Byepass, Jassian Road Under bridge, Railway Station front side, Damoria Bridge, Transport Nagar Cut, Grain Market, Madhopuri pully, Daresi (main ground/main mandir chowk), Clock Tower, Model Town Main market, Dholewal Chowk, Gill Chowk, Bharat Nagar Chowk, Fountain Chowk, Sarabha Nagar Market Feroze Gandhi Market, Bus Stand, Malhar Road, Leisure Valley, Rose Garden, Jamalpur Chowk, Samrala Chowk Jagraon Bridge Chowk among others.
For the installation of these cameras permissions from various departments are required therefore a steering committee has been formed so that clearances should not be a problem. In this committee Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana, Police Commissioner Ludhiana, MC Commissioner Ludhiana, District Forest Officer, Chief Engineer PSEB Ludhiana, Executive Engineer PWD (B&R) Ludhiana, Project Director NHAI Jalandhar Delhi Highways and Project Director NHAI Ludhiana Ferozepur Highways have been made members.
The additional commissioner Surabhi Malik told that MCL is part of this steering committee so they were asked to get electricity connections at 159 locations. She told that they have already started the procedure to get power connections after getting list of locations where cameras are to be installed.The MCL Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori told that safe city is one of the most important projects for this city and MCL will put all the efforts to complete it.
He further told if there would be further requirement of CCTV cameras in city they would consider it under smart city project.It is pertinent to mention here that a state-level meeting had taken place at Chandigarh last month where it was decided that a local level committee should be formed that would look after the permissions from MC, PSEB, PWD B&R, PWD National Highways and Forest department. The meeting was chaired by PS Aujla Principal Secretary to Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal.
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