Delhi to get detailed video surveillance for Commonwealth Games

June 6th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Delhi Police Saturday announced it would be stepping up video surveillance in time for next year’s Commonwealth Games by beaming real time footage from across the capital to “digital video walls” to be set up at the Police Headquarters here.
The video footage from border points, Games’ venues and traffic intersections will be accessed at the Central Command Unit, the construction of which is expected to be completed soon, Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal told reporters here.

“It will be a huge hall with digital walls. There will be 24 cubes. We will be able to have footage from different stadia and intersections. We will get real time footage,” Dadwal said.

In addition, hotlines and wireless facilities would be set up at the unit, “through which deployment would be made easy” in case of an emergency, a senior police official said.

To beef up up security arrangements during the Games, the Delhi government has already approved a special project for setting up of a state-of-the-art dedicated communication network for the Delhi Police.

The Cyber Highway will facilitate implementation of convergent services of application, call interception and monitoring systems.

With this network, all police stations in the capital would would get easy access to data relating to crime and criminals at the click of a mouse.

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