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CM to review city's security at special meeting today

Following last week's blasts, the state is considering installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the city, purchasing an advanced communication network, monitoring operations in a disaster situation and simplifying the process to procure equipment and weapons.

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2011 00:44 IST
Sayli Udas Mankikar

Following last week's blasts, the state is considering installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the city, purchasing an advanced communication network, monitoring operations in a disaster situation and simplifying the process to procure equipment and weapons.

These plans will be discussed at the special meeting convened by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday to review Mumbai's security.

Some key decisions are expected to be taken at the meeting, which will include deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, home minister RR Patil, minister of state (home) Satej Patil and home department officials.

"We have already got 100 cameras installed as our pilot project and 1,800 are on the way. But we need sanction for the entire project on a war-footing basis. The issue will be discussed at the meeting and will be put up in the next Cabinet meeting for sanction," said Satej Patil.

The CCTVs will give a 360-degree, 3D view and will be purchased by the government directly, he added.

Chavan is keen on a revamp of the communication system as he could not reach officials' mobiles for 15 minutes after the blast.

He is said to have spoken to officials from the national security network to help the state procure a Very High Frequency communication network, which will be a special line used for disasters.

The meeting will also review the Ram Pradhan committee's recommendations, formed to look into the lapses during the 26/11 attacks.