Delhi Police to install security gadgets at business hubs

May 29th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Under a public-private initiative, Delhi Police with the help of local business houses and traders’ associations will install high-end cameras and security gadgets at markets and business centres which see footfalls of over 100,000 a day, officials said Friday.
Under the initiative, south Delhi’s Nehru Place business centre, the capital’s biggest IT market, has become the first centre where 32 CCTV cameras have been installed.

“The police, with the help of local business houses and traders associations, has set up high-end cameras at strategic points of the Nehru Place business centre that consists of several multi-storied buildings that see a footfall of over one lakh a day,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) Ajai Kashyap told reporters here.

“We are planning to replicate this model at several other markets like Lajpat Nagar, CR Park and Sarojini Nagar,” Kashyap said.

The initiatives have been taken following the Delhi serial blasts last year, which especially targeted crowded markets.

“Crowded business centres like Nehru Place are also vulnerable due to various other reasons, besides the militant threat,” he said.

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