UP installs 100,000 CCTV cameras under smart city project to enhance security

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The Uttar Pradesh government has successfully executed the installation of a vast network comprising 100,000 Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras. This strategic deployment, a key facet of the Smart City Mission, has been led by the Urban Development Department in collaboration with the Home Department, with a specific focus on the safety of women, children, and the elderly.

Underlining the state’s commitment to fortifying both infrastructure and security, the government reports that these CCTV cameras are now operational across 17 municipal corporations and Gautam Buddha Nagar. Integrated into the comprehensive Safe City Project, this extensive surveillance network is poised to provide round-the-clock monitoring, creating a robust security framework for the residents of Uttar Pradesh.

The state government emphasises that beyond serving as a deterrent to potential criminal activities, the implementation of this expansive CCTV network aims to instil a heightened sense of security, particularly for women, children, and the elderly. Amrit Abhijat, Principal Secretary of the Urban Development Department, stressed the importance of the Safe City project within the broader scope of the Smart City Mission. He affirmed that the initiative not only signifies infrastructural advancements but also underscores the state’s dedication to safeguarding its inhabitants. Abhijat expressed confidence that the Safe City project would play a pivotal role in positioning Uttar Pradesh as the safest state in the country.

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