Kejriwal says 275,000 CCTVs already installed; 140,000 more soon
New Delhi, Dec. 3 (Delhi Crown): Are the CCTVs installed in every nook and corner of Delhi proving to be the real police in the national capital?
Perhaps yes, as almost everyday one gets to know about the usage of CCTVs footage in resolution of crimes in Delhi.
The rate of solving crimes in Delhi surely has risen in the past few years with the wide usage of CCTVs footage by the Delhi Police cops.
Press releases issued by DCPs and other Delhi Police officials often mention, without fail, that “help of CCTVs footages was taken” in reaching the criminals.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday stated that his government had installed more than 275,000 CCTVs across the state for the safety and security of women. These CCTVs have also helped the Delhi Police in solving crime cases, he added.
Kejriwal also announced that his government will soon install 140,000 more CCTVs in Delhi in the phase-2. “With this Delhi will have a total of 415,000 CCTVs”, said the Delhi CM.
“The CCTVs have been installed in every nook and corner of the state, on the streets, in RWAs, in residential colonies, schools, and lanes/by-lanes,” he said while addressing Delhites on TV.
He added that Delhi is Number One in terms of CCTVs installed in any city worldwide. “An organisation did a survey in 150 cities across the world, and it was found that Delhi is Number One in terms of number of CCTVs installed,” added the Delhi CM.
“There are 1826 CCTVs installed in Delhi per square mile, followed by 1138 CCTVs in London. We are ahead of New York, Paris, Singapore,” claimed Kejriwal and added “the second city in India in terms of number of CCTVs installed is Chennai, which has only one-third CCTVs compared to Delhi.”
Delhi has 11 times the number of CCTVs than in Mumbai, stated the Delhi CM. Installation of these CCTVs in Delhi has led to an enhanced safety and security situation of women in the national capital.
“Also, these CCTVs help the Delhi Police in solving the crime cases in Delhi. CCTVs footage is widely used in getting leads in crime cases.