Cyberabad Police launches 2,058 CCTV cameras in one go

The Cyberabad Police has added another feather to its crown. The police unit unveiled 2,058 CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) cameras in one go at a function held at the Gachibowli Police Station on Monday. It is the highest ever one-time launch of CCTV cameras under the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate limits.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 Jan 2021 3:21 AM GMT
Cyberabad Police launches 2,058 CCTV cameras in one go

Hyderabad: The Cyberabad Police has added another feather to its crown. The police unit unveiled 2,058 CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) cameras in one go at a function held at the Gachibowli Police Station on Monday. It is the highest ever one-time launch of CCTV cameras under the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate limits. These cameras cover 18 police stations and 111 communities. Of these 2,058 cameras, 1,145 are installed in the Madhapur zone, 405 in the Balanagar zone and 508 in the Shamshabad zone. The cost of the project was put around Rs 11.33 crores. M. Mahendar Reddy, DGP, Telangana, launched the equipment under thunderous applause from people who gathered to witness this momentous occasion.

The DGP also inaugurated 629 community cameras under the Madhapur division and 1,429 under the Madhapur, Balanagar and Shamshabad Zones. He also inaugurated three camera mounted vehicles and distributed CCTV maintenance kits to 19 technical experts.

"CCTV cameras not only help in capturing the criminals but also safeguard the innocent and law-abiding citizens. One camera is equal to the work of 100 police officials. Cameras do not lie. Memories might fade but CCTV evidence is powerful and convincing," said Mahendar Reddy

Hyderabad has the second-highest CCTV surveillance in the world after Chennai. These 2,058 will add to the already existing 6 lakh CCTV cameras. The city plans to have ten lakh cameras soon.

At the event, a 10-minute documentary on 'the importance of CCTV cameras in prevention and detection of crime' was screened.

V.C. Sajjanar, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, who was present at the event, said that they aim to take the total number of cameras in Cyberabad to 2.5 lakh by the end of this year. He urged corporates to donates for this project and assured that all donations would be considered under the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities of the companies.


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