1 Lakh CCTV Cameras to be installed to check crime: Haryana CM

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that one lakh more CCTV cameras would be installed at various places to check criminal activities and promised that organised crime won’t be allowed to grow in the state. Addressing police officers after laying the foundation stone of Haryana 100 Project, a centralised police control room, at Panchkula near Chandigarh, he exhorted the personnel of the force to maintain law and order and not allow any kind of criminals activities in their respective areas. The centralised police control room equipped with 600 vehicles, CCTV management software and hardware systems, would be integrated with fire services, ambulance services, disaster management, women’s helpline, banking security for cash van tracking, and other intelligence inputs.

The government would install one lakh CCTV cameras at various places this fiscal. With this, the number of CCTV cameras would reach three lakhs in the state, Mr Khattar said. There are enough resources to meet infrastructural requirements of the police department to enable them to serve the people in a better way, he said. Asserting that the state government would not allow organized crime to grow, the chief minister said, “This is my promise and commitment to the people of the state.”

“We will also ensure deployment of such trained officials at the centralized police control room who know most of the languages spoken in the country as well as some foreign languages. “This will help people of other states and foreigners in getting quick emergency response. Personnel to be deputed under this project would be well educated and well informed about information technology,” the chief minister said. The chief minister said at present, women constituted eight percent of the total sanctioned strength of the police force and efforts are on to increase it to 10 per cent by the end of this year.

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