According to the DTC, CCTV cameras are being installed in 200 buses in the first phase. “A Hyderabad-based company has started to install CCTV in 200 DTC buses in the first phase. Each bus will have three CCTV cameras. They are being installed in 100 low-floor non air conditioned (green) and air conditioned (red) buses. The process of installing cameras would be completed in seven days,” DTC spokesperson RS Minhas said. This is the first time in the history of DTC when CCTV cameras were being installed in its buses, which would prove useful for the women passengers traveling in corporation buses, especially at late night, he added.
Three CCTV cameras would be installed in each bus. They would have coverage of the entire area inside the bus. Minhas also said that the company would look after the operation of CCTVs for the next five years. “Each CCTV system would have the capacity of storing the recordings of around 15 days. The footage of these cameras would be monitored on daily basis,” Minhas added.
The DTC official also said ”if we get good response from this project, then the corporation would bring more buses under CCTV project so that we are able to keep a tab on every passenger”. Another DTC official said if a passenger’s behaviour is suspected while traveling in a DTC bus, police will be informed by the Corporation’s officials. “With this project, theft can be detected in buses and accused can easily be identified,” he added.