October onwards, Mumbai to be under vigil of 6,000 CCTV cameras

The final phase of Maharashtra government’s ambitious Mumbai City Surveillance Project (MCSP), comprising 6,000 CCTV cameras, is complete and will be launched on October 2. As of now, around 2,000 of these 6,000 cameras are in operation, a home department official said. Larsen and Toubro (L&T) bagged the Rs 959 crore contract of the Maharashtra government for securing Mumbai with the CCTV network.

In December, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the first phase of this project with 1,381 cameras installed at 434 locations in south Mumbai.
The CCTV network will help maintain law and order, investigation, gathering evidence and managing traffic of the city. Sensitive locations like Bombay High Court, Sassoon Dock, Bombay Stock Exchange, Crawford Market, Metro junction, Girgaum Chowpaty and Nariman Point have been put under surveillance by this network.

As per promise made at the inaugural function, the second phase of the CCTV network was to be activated before the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack. The state government kept the promise and installed around 6,000 CCTV cameras across the megapolis, the official said.