The Government of Uttar Pradesh has installed 5,000 CCTV cameras in 16 cities. Every intersection, major roads, expressways, railways, and metro stations are being covered by the cameras that record all the activities taking place there.
The installation of CCTV cameras is aimed at creating safe and smart cities through the Integrated Command and Control Centre.
“Our cities are now getting smart as well as safe. Now a criminal or an anti-social element, who harasses our sisters and daughters at one intersection and commits robbery at another, will be caught instantly by the police at the next intersection,” said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The Central government has helped install the cameras in cities including Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Aligarh, Bareilly, Jhansi, Saharanpur and Moradabad.
Besides, grants have also been made by the state government for the installation of cameras in Ayodhya, Mathura, Vrindavan, Firozabad, Meerut, Shahjahanpur, Gorakhpur, and Ghaziabad, officials here on Wednesday said.
Under the Smart City Mission, CCTV cams have been installed by the UPDA on expressways, while the NHAI has put up CCTVs on toll plazas. The Indian Railways are fixing CCTV cameras in their jurisdiction and the Metro Administration at metro stations. All these have been linked to the Integrated Command and Control Centres.
The installation of CCTV cameras in banks or ATMs is being done through private companies. The Housing Department has become the nodal agency. The monitoring is being done by the Integrated Command and Control Centre.