Electronic eye to secure Noida before 2010 Games

To make the city a safer destination, the Noida Authority is contemplating to bring Noida under electronic surveillance, reports Kapil Datta.
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Updated on Feb 21, 2009 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKapil Datta, Noida

To make the city a safer destination, the Noida Authority is contemplating to bring Noida under electronic surveillance.

All major traffic intersections, commercial hubs and other places of prominence will soon be monitored through closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) at a centralised control room. They will also have the night vision facility.

According to the authority's Chief Executive Officer Mohinder Singh, the CCTVs will be connected through a surveillance network and will have sophisticated software to detect whether a car entering or going out of the city was stolen or robbed.

“The software will also search through the records of the Crime Bureau and immediately alert the police control room if the vehicle was detected to be a stolen one,” Singh said.

Moreover, the surveillance system will also click close-up photograph of the person on the wheel and transmit it to the control room.

“The software would also match the photograph with pictures of known criminals available in the records and alert the police control room and senior police officers if the photograph matched,” Singh said.

Senior officials of the authority said an integrated computerised police control room has already been set up at Surajpur and 35 patrolling vehicles fitted with global positioning system (GPS) technology have been introduced.

The authority plans to install alarm units at shopping malls, cinema halls, residential complexes and along the Expressway for people in distress.

In case of an emergency, the person can press the alarm and a patrolling vehicle would immediately reach the spot for help, an official said.

“Latest technologies like GPS, general package radio system, advanced vehicle tracking system and geographical information system would be incorporated into the system for providing effective security and safety in the city,” said Singh.

Singh said the authority has set aside a corpus of Rs 4328 crore for security and infrastructure projects, which will be taken up before the Commonwealth Games 2010.

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