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37 more CCTVs for Delhi airport

delhi Updated: Jan 31, 2010 10:52 IST
Commonwealth Games

Keeping in mind the security needs of Commonwealth Games, the Delhi Police is planning to install 37 more CCTVs at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here to ensure better monitoring of the facility as well as its periphery.

With this, the total number of CCTVs in the IGI will rise to 559.

The domestic terminal of the IGI presently has 325 CCTVs while the international terminal has 197 -- both on the city side and and air side.

"At the initiative of airport police and DIAL, the operator of Delhi airport, a network of CCTVs are installed in the airport. Thirty-seven more CCTVs are to be installed soon," a senior police official said.

These CCTVs are likely to monitor the periphery of the airport, the official said.

"The monitoring of criminals and anti-social elements through these CCTVs on the city side helps in enhancing security of the area and provide footage when required for investigation of a criminal case or enquiry into safety and law and order issues," the official said.

Asked about reports that some CCTVs in the airport were non-functional, the official said all the machines are fully functioning. "With the Commonwealth Games round the corner, we along with DIAL and other security agencies have spruced up the security system," he said.