HYDERABAD: The state government proposes to install one lakh closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at a total cost of Rs 657 crore in two years, home minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy informed the state Assembly on Tuesday.
Another Rs 302 crore would be spent on Command Control Centre which would be established at Banjara Hills in the city all totalling Rs 959 crore, he said.
Answering to a question, the home minister said as a part of the citywide CCTV system, the government will set up 10,000 CCTV cameras in all sensitive and hyper-sensitive areas, at all input junctions while about 90,000 cameras are expected to be set up under Community CCTV Project as per the Provisions of Public Safety Measures Enforcement Act.
The one lakh CCTV cameras will be connected to the Command Control Centres at police station level, Zonal DCP office and Centralised Main Command Control Centre at Banjara Hills. The data in the CCTV cameras will be stored for 30 days and analysed at the CC Centre. Any offender entering Hyderabad will be identified with the help of CCTV Surveillance System immediately, the home minister said.
For this, a 24-storied Command Control Centre at Road No 12, Banjara Hills is proposed for construction to act as Technology Fusion Centre which will be helpful for all the government departments like roads and buildings, GHMC and others, including police, Reddy said.
Citing the example of police cracking the kidnap and murder of a Class 10 student Abhay Modani, the minister said the installation of CCTV cameras would be highly helpful in checking rowdyism, terrorism, Naxalism, chain-snatching and other cases.
He also claimed that one camera covers the work of 100 staff and added that installation of one lakh CCTV cameras is part of providing security measures. He further said Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs) have been told to install CCTV cameras in their colony to keep a tab on antisocial elements.