J&K to install 3000 CCTV cameras

Sumit Sharma. Updated: 11/30/2020 11:09:23 AM Front Page

PHQ ropes in British company for consultation

Jammu: With an objective to strengthen security and to keep stern vigil on the movements of suspected persons, the Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling to install 3000 CCTV cameras in all 22 districts of the Union Territory.
To put the mechanism in reality, the Police Headquarters (PHQ) have hired Ernst & Young (EY) - a British based company, for consultation.
Official sources said that around 3000 CCTV cameras will be installed in Jammu and Kashmir for effective policing. The project cost is estimated to be Rs 116 Crore.
They said that the consultation company has been asked to prepare a Detail Project Report (DPR). They said that based on the DPR, the tender notice for procuring and commissioning of the surveillance gadgets would be issued.
“Before tendering a Detail Project Report is being prepared by EY company for installation of the CCTV cameras in two zones viz Jammu and Kashmir. The Inspector General’s of Police of the both the respective zones will monitor CCTVs functioning “, said a senior police officer.
Worthwhile to mention here that, in the year 2010, Kuldeep Khoda then DGP Jammu and Kashmir had okayed installation of 33 CCTV cameras at important places in Jammu and 13 cameras in Srinagar, but with the passage of time majority of these cameras has gone defunct.
In Jammu, CCTV cameras were installed at Satwari Chowk, Green Belt, Gandhinagar, Hotel Asia Crossing, Bikram Chowk, Dogra Chowk, Jewal Chowk, K C Chowk, Amphalla Chowk, Parade Chowkh and High Court Crossing Janipur.
While in Srinagar, cameras were installed at intersections at Ram Munshi Bagh, TRC, Dalgate, MA Bridge Chowk, Golf, Ex-CM residence, Jehangir Chowkh, Exhibition, Fire Service and Hyderpora.

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