The Delhi government has floated tenders for installation of around 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras across the national capital, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday.
According to PTI, Jain said that installation of these cameras is expected to be completed within four to five months.As per the plan, around 2,000 cameras would be installed in each of the 70 Assembly constituencies in the national capital, each at a cost of around Rs 200 crore in the first phase. Jain said that their department has made proposal of CCTV cameras installation in the first week of July, 2017.
Last month, several AAP legislators had trooped into Delhi Chief Secretary office to inquire about CCTV cameras file. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party had promised to install CCTV cameras across the national capital in the run-up to the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. These cameras would be installed in residential and commercial areas. In the run up to the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party had promised to install CCTV cameras across the national capital.
“If the number goes beyond 2,000, legislators can then get CCTV cameras installed through their MLA LAD fund. We hope that by October, all tendering process will be completed and thereafter, all 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras will be installed in the next five to six months,” he further added.