Hi-tech CCTV cameras to keep eye on entire Noida

The whole of Noida will be under CCTV surveillance by the end of this year. Announcing this on Wednesday, Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Preetinder Singh said the high-definition, closed-circuit television cameras would be installed across the city as part of the measures to strengthen security and check crime. Police are hoping that the hi-tech cameras would bring down the crime graph, especially snatching cases, as the technology would cut response time. Once implemented, Noida will have the first citywide hi-tech surveillance system in Uttar Pradesh.

The Integrated Security Surveillance System (iS3), better known as city surveillance, will cost around Rs 100 crore. Noida Authority chairman and CEO Rama Raman has formed a committee – comprising officials of the Noida Authority, the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration and police – to monitor the execution of the project.

The Gautam Budh Nagar SSP said that the project would take off by the end of this year. “The Noida Authority is funding this project. We are in touch with the Noida Authority officials and have come to know that the project will start soon and major part of the city will be covered by end of this year,” Singh said. When contacted, Noida Authority chairman and CEO Rama Raman said the tender would be floated soon and work would begin on the project subsequently. He said the Authority has already started developing the security and surveillance system for Noida, spanning a 20-sq-km area from the border with east Delhi to Sector 32, which includes the city’s prime locations such as Sector 18 and upscale residential areas.

The project will be carried out in three phases. In the first phase, CCTV cameras will be installed at the two entry points to Noida, one from Delhi and the other from Ghaziabad; in the second phase, cameras will be installed along the 20-sq-km route; and the third phase involves installation near government offices, hospitals, malls and traffic junctions.

“A control room will be set up near Mahamaya flyover, from where officials would monitor the areas under CCTV surveillance. The aim of the project is to provide a secure environment in Noida for the residents as well as for the businesses,” he added.”Hundreds of closed-circuit television cameras will be stationed at strategic points. These cameras will be of three types – fixed or still, pan tilt zoom (PTZ) and automated number plate recognition (ANPR) – and will be used to monitor roads and establishments. While still and PTZ cameras will be fixed near government institutions, commercial establishments and public places, ANPR cameras will be used on city roads,” Raman said.