Mana Telangana : TS Police safe and smart city project

Every inch of Cyberabad will be under electronic surveillance soon with various models of closed circuit cameras to be installed across the 3,700 sq km area of the Commissionerate as part of a safe and smart city project.

New cameras

Cyberabad police have begun to reinforce surveillance across the IT corridor, including the Hitech city and Gachibowli belt. About 85 new cameras will be installed in the IT hub in the next few weeks. Of these, 70 are fixed cameras and the remaining are pan tilt zoom (PTZ) cameras.

The cameras will be connected to the command and control centre which is being set up at the Commissioner’s office. Already 47 cameras are installed in the IT corridor and they are maintained by the Society for Cyberabad Security Council, said Cyberabad Commissioner C.V. Anand on Thursday.

Power backup

Interacting with presspersons, he said the command and control centre will have power backup, including solar energy. A survey and tender process for installing 1,000 CCTV cameras is likely to begin soon with the Telangana government sanctioning Rs. 50 crore.

“Ten national highways and State highways will also be covered under the project which will help we keep a watch on every vehicle and activity,” the official said. The police also plan to install about six to 12 cameras at all the 44 police stations.

Mr. Anand has also managed to rope in Residential Welfare Associations and big firms for community CCTV projects to install 250 cameras in Balanagar, Sanathnagar and Jeedimetla police stations. It is proposed to expand the project across other places too, the official said.

Various models of closed circuit cameras to be installed across the 3,700 sq km area of the Cyberabad Commissionerate