In the wake of the recent Delhi gangrape case, the Haryana Roadways has decided to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) on all 90 intra as well as inter-city buses ferrying passengers locally and to the IGI airport, besides other locations such as Karol Bagh and Dhaula Kuan.
The main bus stand will also be under CCTV surveillance as 10 pan tilt zoom (PTZ) cameras will be installed on the premises.
On Monday, the general manager of Haryana Roadways received the approval from the department to purchase 200 CCTV cameras.
The installation is likely to be completed in a week’s time.
“We’ve ordered 180 normal CCTV cameras and 10 high-end ones. Now, buses as well as the bus stand would be under constant CCTV surveillance,” said Yashendra Singh, general manager, Haryana Roadways (Gurgaon).
Work on setting up two control rooms also kicked off on Monday afternoon.
While one room will be constructed on the bus stand premises, the other will be at the GM’s office.
The control room will be functional round-the-clock and two men will be deployed for each shift.
“Under CCTV surveillance” will be displayed on all 90 buses.
The move will ensure safety of women while travelling in buses, Singh added.
CCTV cameras will also be fitted in the new city buses, including AC ones.