Towards a safer Mumbai city!
For those of you who were under the impression that surveillance in Mumbai was not up to the mark, here's something for you folks. By July, Mumbai city will be under the watch of 2,500 new CCTV cameras. All in all, Mumbai will soon have a total of more than 10,000 CCTV cameras.
For a big city like Mumbai, it is vital that surveillance web gets expanded and streets be monitored 24*7. The 2,500 new CCTV cameras aim to do just that and here's all you need to know about them.
What's the update?
The addition of 2,500 CCTV cameras will come as a part of the second phase of installation of the cameras. As of now, Mumbai city has more than 4,000 cameras in place at over 1,500 locations across the city. These existing cameras were set up as phase 1 of the project and the 2,500 new cameras will now be part of the second phase of the project.
New areas have been identified for the installation of the CCTV cameras. These are some of the more backward areas and those where CCTV cameras were not effective enough. These also include areas which witness a high crime rate, making the installation even more important.
Authorities have stated that they plan to use the existing infrastructure for installation of the new cameras. At the end of the day, this is a move that should greatly help improve safety of women and children in the new areas.
By the end of the entire project, Mumbai will have a strong web of over 10,000 cameras, which should certainly be helpful in keeping the city in check.
The authorities have teamed up with L&T to bring this project to fruition. The cost of the project is stated to be about ₹320 crores. Once complete, the CCTV cameras will open new possibilities for surveillance teams and that is just what we need in these trying times.