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Cops tense as CCTVs installed at Games village not working

delhi Updated: Sep 17, 2010 00:40 IST
Vijaita Singh

Even as the first batch of delegates from the 71 participating teams for the commonwealth Games arrived in the national capital a day ago, security agencies are losing their sleep over the functioning of closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs).

According to sources, not all CCTVs installed at the 27-acre Games village near Akshardham Temple are functioning. This has forced the security agencies to take up the matter with the Organising Committee (OC) since the village is yet to be fully connected with CCTVs.

The cameras installed at the Games village are yet to be connected with the Command Control Coordination and Communication Centre (C4i) set up at the Delhi Police Headquarters.

Of the 224 CCTVs installed at the village, only 140 gadgets could be connected with the command centre till Thursday.

“Various agencies are involved in the installation process and lack of coordination is proving to be time consuming,” said a police officer.

“Providing fullproof security at the Games village is our main concern at the moment. However, there is always a possibility of human error. With the help of CCTVs, we are hoping to tackle such errors, if any,” he said.

As many as 3,000 cameras will be keeping an eye at the Games venues across the city, police said.

Live feeds from these venues would be displayed on the giant screens at the C4i Centre built at a cost of Rs 15.39 crore.

The centre is equipped with three 32 inches and two 46 inches LCD screens.

In all, there would be 88 screens at the center, covering the Games venue and the stadia.