Mumbai to get 1,000 CCTVs seven years after 26/11 attacks

  • HT Correspondent, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 27, 2015 00:03 IST
An eyewitness to the 26/11 terror strikes pays tribute to the victims at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on the seventh anniversary of the attacks, on Thursday. (Arijit Sen/HT photo)

Seven years after the 26/11 terror attacks, 1,000 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras will go live, as part of the first phase of the surveillance programme, on November 30. The remaining 5,000-odd CCTV cameras will be functional by October 2016.

Read more: Seven years after 26/11: Response in the time of terrorism

The announcement was made by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday, on the seventh anniversary of the biggest terror attack on Mumbai.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana. (Bhushan Koyande)

Fadnavis tweeted about it on Thursday and said his government was proud to complete the first phase of the much-delayed project in less than a year. The entire network will be operational in 2016.

Read more: Memories of our dead neighbours still haunt us: 26/11 survivor

“After the first phase goes live next week, the entire network will be rolled out by next year,” Fadnavis said.

The CCTV network for the city was conceived as part of the recommendations of the Pradhan committee appointed to probe the terror attacks seven years ago.

A sniffer dog pays homage at CST. (Arijit Sen/HT photo)

The idea was to keep real-time watch on the city to spot any suspicious movement at public places.

The project was, however, stuck in several hurdles and had to be re-tendered.

Policemen remember their colleague, the late assistant sub-inspector Tukaram Ombale, at Girgaum. (Bhushan Koyande)

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