Surat becomes India's first city with full real-time CCTV surveillance

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    SURAT: Surat is the first city in the country to have a modern, real-time CCTV surveillance network. In the first phase, 104 CCTV cameras were installed at 23 locations together with a 280 square feet video wall, one of the largest in the country, at the city's police control room.

    As Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi had in January 2013 launched the project conceptualized by police commissioner Rakesh Asthana.

    The first phase had cost Rs 12 crore. While Surat Municipal Corporation invested Rs 2 crore, the remaining sum was raised through donations by city-based business groups.

    Work on Phase II is under way and it will include installation of 550 cameras at 282 locations at a cost of Rs 21 crore. The state government will invest Rs 3 crore in this phase. In all, police plan to install 5,000 cameras across the city. The entire fund will be arranged with the help of donations.

    The project began early in 2012 and was done in seven months. Police began trial runs by the year end. In 2013, the Surat police gave a presentation on the project at a conference on urban security by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Delhi.

    They were the only police force to do so. Surat was also shortlisted for the Prime Minister's award for excellence in public administration in the same year. Rakesh Asthana , said, "A team from Delhi was in Surat on May 20 and 21 to study the project."

    Surat first city with full surveillance - The Times of India
     
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    Re: Surat becomes India's first city with full real-time CCTV surveill

    The beginning of the Orwellian state and the end of liberty.
     
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    LOL! just by quoting some liberal often repeated one liners does NOT make it some far reaching controversy. We are not a controlled society like US and EU where the term Orwellian truly means something. India is chaos.
     
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    kudos to namo :thumb:
     
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    This is because of Narendra Modi. Gujarat is growing fast. Tamil Nadu should learn from them. Number of CCTV camera in Chennai is less compared to other metropolitan cities. Fixing CCTV will reduce crime.
     
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    Re: Surat becomes India's first city with full real-time CCTV surveill

    here in my panchayat the Police alone Take effort to field some 32 camera's around the Bus stand. they control the camera's from the Police station

    Camera's are voluntarily funded by Jewellery shops and other Stationary stores.
     

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