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Yogi govt to keep watch on cities with 22,000 cameras in first phase of Safe City Project

The Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh is working on a war footing to implement the Safe City project in the state and has identified around 22,000 cameras to keep a close watch on the cities.

“In line with the Chief Minister’s vision, the Home Ministry has identified 21,968 cameras for integration in the first phase of the Safe City project in 17 city corporations and Gautam Buddh Nagar, of which 15,732 have already been integrated with the control room,” a CMO press release said.
In addition, 4,150 hotspots have been identified and installation of new cameras will begin soon.

Furthermore, 1,861 active locations were identified, where 656 police emergency vehicles (PRVs) are patrolling. A total of 2,324 dark spots were also identified, of which 1,416 street lights were installed, the press release said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently held a review meeting with Home Ministry officials where he was apprised of the progress made in the Safe City project in the state by the ministry officials.

He also directed the officials to expedite the remaining tasks of the project related to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
In particular, work on the Safe City project is progressing rapidly in line with the CM’s vision. Identification of government and private CCTV cameras, dark spots, and street light locations was completed within the stipulated time.

“The Home Ministry has identified more than 21,000 cameras for integration with the Smart City Control Room in 17 city corporations and Gautam Buddh Nagar. Among them, 11,544 cameras have been identified for integration with the Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) in 10 city corporations, while 7 285 cameras have been marked for integration with the Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) in 7 city corporations.” further states the press release.

Similarly, 3,139 cameras have been identified for integration with ICCC Gautama Buddh Nagara.

“Of this, 8,940 cameras have already been integrated into IC by the City Development Department. Apart from the Police Department, 5,684 cameras of 10 city offices have been connected to ICCC and 1,108 cameras of 7 city offices have been connected to ITMS. So, in total, more than 15,000 CCTVs have been connected to ICCC and ITMS,” the report states.
UP Police has identified the highest number of 3,139 CCTV cameras in Gautam Buddh Nagar, followed by Kanpur with 3,019 cameras, Meerut with 2,120, Ghaziabad with 1,464, and Lucknow with 1,461 cameras.

“Similarly, 2,324 dark spots have been identified to create a safe and empowering environment for women, children, elderly and differently-abled individuals. Among them, Gautam Buddh Nagar has 322, Kanpur has 268, Ghaziabad has 263, Varanasi has 196. ” and Aligarh has 182 dark spots,” the report added.
Additionally, UP Police has identified 4,150 hotspots for the installation of CCTV cameras.

Of these, Varanasi has the highest 728 cameras, followed by Lucknow with 509, Kanpur with 449, Aligarh with 353, and Meerut with 316 cameras, according to a press release.
“In terms of patrolling across UP-112, 1,861 places have been identified, of which Lucknow leads with 299 places, Gorakhpur with 190, Saharanpur with 183, Kanpur and Prayagraj with 173, and Meerut with 151,” the report further said.

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