Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, will launch the city CCTV surveillance system in the Odisha capital this month. A meeting to this effect was held at the Commissionerate Police headquarters where senior police and concerned CCTV company officials were present. Official sources said that in the first phase a total of 28 CCTV cameras have been installed at various strategic locations in the city. While 40 more CCTV cameras will be introduced in the second phase, 22 will be installed in third phase. A total of Rs23 crore would be spent for the purpose, the sources said.
The Government has selected an American company to commission the project involving installation of high frequency CCTVs at strategic locations and in PCR vans. The project cost is Rs10 crore in the first phase. The system, which is equipped with video data analysis, command and control system to strengthen the crime control, would alert the Control Room about unlawful assembly of people and presence of abandoned objects at a particular place for more than five minutes.