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