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For improved surveillance, Ghaziabad to revive 133 defunct CCTV cameras

The CCTV cameras will help in regulating the traffic and also alerting PCR vans about jams and on-road parking at various locations

noida Updated: Apr 01, 2017 23:12 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
The 133 cameras are installed at 39 locations across Ghaziabad city. Forty-five of them have 360 degree visibility, while others are fixed position cameras.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

The Ghaziabad police is set to revive 133 CCTV cameras, which are lying defunct for over two years and are hampering surveillance to improve traffic and law and order.

The 133 cameras are installed at 39 locations across Ghaziabad city and also attached to LED screens installed at the modernised ‘Dial 100’ city control room on the PAC battalion premises in Govindpuram.

The CCTV cameras will help in regulating the traffic and also alerting PCR vans about jams and on-road parking at various locations. Of the 133 cameras, 45 have 360 degree visibility, while others are fixed position cameras.

The officials have received an approval from a cellular company, which will install more than 100 CCTV cameras on its mobile towers.

The 133 cameras were installed as part of a surveillance project initiated during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi’ Later, the maintenance contract was not renewed due to paucity of funds and the cameras fell to disrepair.

“We held talks with a cellular company and the firm has agreed to provide network connectivity to 133 cameras. Only three of these were out of order while the others are in working condition — they just needed connectivity. The company has also decided that it will install more CCTV cameras on its mobile towers installed at various locations,” said Anil Pandey, superintendent of police (city control room).

“With this, the city will have a total of 250 CCTV cameras at strategic locations. The company will revive our 133 cameras that are already integrated to the hi-tech control room. The contract with the cellular company is for 15 years and it will prove beneficial for monitoring traffic and crime,” Pandey said.

Police officers said they had pursued the matter of procuring funds for the maintenance of CCTV cameras, but nothing materialised until now.