The CCTV cameras are being put up for real-time surveillance of traffic junctions and important buildings in Chandigarh.
The CCTV cameras are being put up for real-time survelliance of traffic junctions and important buildings in Chandigarh
At least 300 closed-circuit television(CCTV) cameras have been installed at different junctions in Chandigarh for real-time surveillance, reported The Tribune. As of now, these cameras have been put up for data collection on a trial basis and challaning will begin from January 2022.
The report suggests that nearly 2,000 cameras will go live at 287 locations by the end of this year. The project has been undertaken by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and 80 per cent of the total cameras have already been put up.
Almost 300 cameras are already installed in major locations, such as Tribune Chowk, Central Mall, Transport light point, Faida barrier and Sector 20 Gurdwara light point. At present, the server is present at BEL, Panchkula and all the data will be available after the construction of the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) is completed.
CCTV cameras to catch traffic violators:
An official said that CCTV cameras have been installed to catch traffic violators, people driving without a seat belt, face mask or those who talk on the phone while driving.
MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra was quoted by The Tribune as saying that the ongoing ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ event also talks about getting independence from crime and traffic problems and these cameras will help in a big way.
According to a camera operator, these CCTV cameras will record all the traffic violations automatically and save them in a folder and later on, the police can issue a challan. There will be no staff to keep track of the junctions for catching traffic violators.
All the hi-tech cameras are being put up for real-time surveillance of traffic junctions and important buildings in Chandigarh, such as waterworks, parks, government hospitals, community centres, parking locations and schools.
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