500 CCTVs to be installed in Ahmedabad

July 27th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, July 26 (IANS) After the Mumbai blasts, police in Gujarat’s largest city are tightening their surveillance machinery, installing 42 close circuit television monitors (CCTVs) at key locations. The number of CCTVs is planned to reach 500 soon.

Ahmedabad’s Commissioner of Police Sudhir Sinha Tuesday said there is an immediate need to strengthen the monitoring mechanism.

“We have formed the ‘Ahmedabad Citizen Security Trust (ACST)’, which would fund the project for the initial three years. And after which, it would be merged into the government programme,” he said.

The funds raised through donations would be used only for the purpose of installing CCTV cameras across the city, he added.

“Images from the CCTV cameras would be transmitted through 3G broadband network to the police control room from where monitoring would be done,” Sinha said.

The cameras would not only help in case of terror attacks, but also in the detection of local crime and traffic related offences, he added.

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