Delhi Govt. to invest Rs 1,260 crore in IT for Safe City Project

The Delhi state government is set to invest Rs 1,260 crore in IT and other technologies for its for Safe City Project.

The mega project is part of the Union home ministry’s Safe City Project that will put the criminal database in the hands of the cop on duty via the latest IT tools. It will monitor public places through a wide network of CCTVs.

The IT infrastructure covers from video analytics to facial scanning. The system will enable police to run a background check on any suspicious person or vehicle in the city.

Other components of the system will help in detecting explosives, alerting about perimeter intrusion, reading biometrics, detecting speed violations at night, and even analyzing prisoner movement and digital crime mapping.

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The IT project will be funded by the home ministry through its mega city policing plan. PricewaterhouseCoopers will be the consultant on various technology initiatives. The World Bank is expected to contribute Rs 40 crore for the project.

At present, Delhi has CCTVs installed in 26 markets and at five border points. Installation work in 28 other markets and 10 border points is 65 percent done. CCTV installation at the Supreme Court, high court and district court complexes is also over. All these steps will bring the total number of surveillance cameras up to 5,333.

Once the Safe City Project starts rolling, another 6,625 cameras will be installed at 479 locations while the traffic police are expected to install 5,000 CCTV cameras at important intersections, taking the total to 16,928 CCTV cameras covering every corner of the city.

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