Ludhiana: Inaugurated with the objective to make the city safe, the much hyped project of state government ‘Safe City Project’ is all set to miss another deadline of August 15. The first phase of the project was likely to be launched on Independence Day but due to delay in installation of cameras the project will take some more time for the completion.
Under this project, the high resolution cameras will be installed at various points in the area of Police Commissionerate. In the first phase, the cameras will be installed at 25 different points of the city and rest areas will be covered under next phases.
Project Coordination Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Harkamal Kaur said that the work to install cameras is under process and the first phase will be launched within next few months. The dates will be finalised after the meeting with senior officials.
Talking to ‘Daily Post’, ACP Harkamal Kaur said that various government departments were involved in the project and there is no delay from the part of the police. Municipal Corporation, GLADA, PWD and others departments were also on the job for the completion of the project.
ACP further informed that under this project high quality 1,500 cameras will be installed at 159 points in the city.
Commissioner of Police, Jatinder Singh Aulakh said that the work of Safe City Project is under process and will be completed shortly.
Under the Safe City Project, the cops will monitor suspicious people, monitor selected vital installations, public places for keeping eye on regular activities and for disaster management support, support the police to maintain law and order, act as an aid to investigation, attain faster turnaround time for crime resolution and proper investigation, help in detecting and thus, deterring anti-social activities in the city known as the Manchester of India. It will also helpful in crackdown on traffic violators.
The direct control of the cameras will be at Police Control Room and Sub Control Room will be established in the offices of ADCP, ACP rank officials. The staff of around 20 cops will monitor the cameras installed in the different areas of the city.
The project is worth about Rs.100 crores the cameras of modern techniques will be able to detect the number of vehicles involved in the crime even at night time and in the foggy season also.
The project was inaugurated in the month of August last year with great pomp and show. IG and former Police Commissioner of Ludhiana Promod Ban, the then Police Commissioner Paramraj Singh Umranangal, DCP Narinder Bhargav had announced that the project would be completed in next six months. In December last year the trial of the cameras were done and it was announced that first phase would be inaugurated in January 2016. Later, Police Commissioner and DCP were transferred from here and the project got hanged in fire. Two months ago, ACP Harkamal Kaur was appointed as coordinator of Safe City Project and the work was started again.
OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT
- Monitor suspicious people, vehicles, objects to help protect life and property.
- Monitor selected vital installations, public places for keeping eye on regular activities and for disaster management support, support police to maintain law and order.
- Act as an aid to investigation.
- Attain faster turnaround time for crime resolution and proper investigation.
- Help in detecting and thus deterring anti social activities in the city.
- Help in cracking down on traffic violators.
PROJECT AT A GLANCE
- Project cost- about Rs.100 crore.
- Number of cameras to be installed- 1,500.
- Cameras to be installed at 159 different points in the city.
- Around 25 points identified in first phase.
- Entry, exit, accident prone areas, traffic congested areas to get cameras in first phase
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